Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Reentry Physics
Fundamentals of Environment-Materials Interactions, Models and Design Approaches to Meet Emerging Space Needs
The 5th Ablation Workshop will be held right here, in Lexington, KY, from Feb. 28th to March 1st. More information can be found here: ablation2012.engineering.uky.edu
Dr. Ioana Cozmuta, from NASA Ames, will be giving a seminar, as part of the William Maxwell Reed seminar series. More info here: Abstract and Bio (PDF)
From the NASA NIX server:
Aerodynamic Heating and Deceleration During Entry into Planetary Atmospheres. Dr. Chapman’s lecture examines the physics behind spacecraft entry into planetary atmospheres. He explains how scientists determine if a planet has an atmosphere and how scientists can compute deceleration when the atmospheric conditions are unknown. Symbols and equations used for calculations for aerodynamic heating and deceleration are provided. He also explains heat transfer in bodies approaching an atmosphere, deceleration, and the use of ablation in protecting spacecraft from high temperatures during atmospheric entry. [Entire movie available on DVD from CASI as Doc ID 20070030962. Contact email@example.com]
Link to the AIAA Award news:
 Farbar, E. D., Boyd, I. D., Kim, M., and Martin, A., “Investigation of the Effects of Electronic-Electron Translational Nonequilibrium on Numerical Predictions of Hypersonic Flowfields,” 42nd AIAA Thermo- physics Conference, No. AIAA-2011-3136, Honolulu, HI, June 27-30 2011.
 Martin, A., Farbar, E. D., and Boyd, I. D., “Numerical modeling of the CN spectral emission of the Stardust re-entry vehicle,” 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, No. AIAA-2011-3125, Honolulu, HI, June 27-30 2011.
 Martin, A. and Boyd, I. D., “CFD Implementation of a novel carbon-phenolic-in-air chemistry model for atmospheric re-entry,” 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, No. AIAA 2011-143, Orlando, FL, January 4-7 2011.