The Heart of a Diamond Anvil CellNorthrop Hall at The University of New MexicoTheorized interior of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon and MarsSynthesized ringwoodite crystal2018 COMPRES Annual Meeting attendees

The Heart of a Diamond Anvil Cell
Inventing new tools to understand Earth and the deep interiors of other planetary bodies

Welcome to COMPRES

COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences is a community-based consortium whose goal is to enable Earth Science researchers to conduct the next generation of high-pressure science on world-class equipment and facilities. It facilitates the operation of beam lines, the development of new technologies for high pressure research, and advocates for science and educational programs to the various funding agencies.

COMPRES Facilities

Advanced Light Source

Advanced Light Source

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Advanced Photon Source Aerial View

Advanced Photon Source

Argonne National Laboratory

Multi-Anvil Cell Assembly Project aerial view

Multi-Anvil Cell Assembly Project

Arizona State University

National Synchrotron Light Source II aerial view

National Synchrotron Light Source II

Brookhaven National Laboratory

2019 Annual Meeting

August 02, 2019 to August 05, 2019

Welcome to Big Sky

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The 2019 COMPRES Annual Meeting will be held at Big Sky Resort in Montana.

Lecturer Series

Distinguished Lecturer Series 2018-2019

Anne Pommier

Anne Pommier

University of California, San Diego – Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Bin Chen

Bin Chen

University of Hawaii

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US Member Institutions

COMPRES Executive Committee

Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell

University of Chicago
Przemyslaw Dera

Przemyslaw Dera

University of Hawaii
Baosheng Li

Baosheng Li

Stony Brook University
Jackie Li

Jie (Jackie) Li

University of Michigan
Anat Shahar

Anat Shahar

Geophysical Lab

COMPRES President

Dr. Carl AgeeCarl B. Agee

COMPRES Central Office
Institute of Meteoritics
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-1126
Tel: (505) 750-7172

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