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31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics

Welcome from the organisers

Scottish scientists, including James Clerk Maxwell, have made indispensable contributions to rarefied gas dynamics. RGD31 will provide an opportunity to experience Scotland’s rich legacy in science, mathematics and engineering. We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow on 23rd – 27th July, 2018.



Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George St, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1RD


Key dates

December 18, 2017:     


Registration opens

April 1, 2018:


Abstract submission deadline

April 15, 2018:      


Acceptance notification

May 31, 2018:


Registration deadline

July 23-27, 2018: 



 Relevant topics include

- Boltzmann and Related Equations                               - Kinetic and Transport Theory

- Numerical Methods for Kinetic Equations                    - DSMC and Related Simulations

- Molecular Dynamics and other Particle Methods         - Multiscale Modelling

- Porous Media Flows                                                     - Granular Flows and Aerosols

- Non-equilibrium Reacting Flows                                   - Moment Methods

- Experimental Techniques for Non-equilibrium Flows    - Vacuum Technology

- High-performance Computing in RGD                          - Space Vehicle Aerodynamics

- Molecular Beam and Collisions                                     - Gas-Surface Interactions

- Plasma Flows and Processes                                       - Jets and Plumes

- Micro- and Nano-scale Flows                                        - Radiation and Astrophysics

- Reaction and Relaxation Processes


Local Organisation Committee

Yonghao Zhang, Marco Fossati, Dimitris Drikakis, Tom Scanlon, Lei Wu,

Sina Haeri (University of Strathclyde)

Jason Reese (University of Edinburgh)

Duncan Lockerby (University of Warwick)

David Emerson (STFC Daresbury Laboratory)

Konstantinos Kontis, Craig White (University of Glasgow)



International Advisory Committee

A. Alexeenko (USA),  Y.A. Bondar (Russia), D. Bruno (Italy), R. Caflisch (USA), R. Campargue (France), C. Day (Germany), J. Fan (China), J. M. Fernandez (Spain), A. Frezzotti (Italy), M.A. Gallis (USA), M.-A. Gaveau (France), V. Giovangigli (France), M. Grabe (Germany), A. Ketsdever (USA), G.M. Kremer (Brazil), E.V. Kustova (Russia), D. Levin (USA), T. Niimi (Japan), S. O'Byrne (Australia), A.K. Rebrov (Russia), H. Struchtrup (Canada), K. Suzuki (Japan), Q. Sun (China), S. Takata (Japan), I. Wysong (USA), Y. Zhang (UK)

Travel & Accomodation