les Diablerets, Switzerland 19-23 January 2026

We are delighted to announce and extend our warmest invitation to the 16th EuroConference for Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics - EUROCONF2026.

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscape of Les Diablerets, Switzerland, this conference promises not only an exceptional scientific experience but also an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Alps.

From January 19th to 23rd, 2026, join us at the Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets Superior for a week of groundbreaking discussions, insightful presentations, and collaborative exchanges.

EUROCONF2026 invites you to explore the extreme frontiers of rock physics and mechanics under our theme: Pursuing Innovation in the Study of Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics under Extreme Geological Conditions. This theme encapsulates the spirit of adventure and discovery, defining both our scientific endeavors and our alpine surroundings.

Departing from conventional thematic or disciplinary divisions, EUROCONF2026 introduces a pioneering approach. Focused on the extreme conditions encountered in the Earth – including extremes in temperature, pressure, strain, strain rate, chemical environment, and scale – we integrate sessions that juxtapose various disciplines and applications with the aim of being as scientifically inclusive as possible. This distinctive perspective seeks to dismantle traditional silos, fostering collaborative efforts that push technological boundaries and offer fresh insights into the science.

Additionally, the first day of our conference will be dedicated to early career researchers, featuring workshops specifically focused on cutting-edge experimental design: how to design and build machines that replicate the extremes of Earth's pressure, temperature, chemistry, and strain rate conditions in the laboratory. Join us afterwards for an extreme apéro!

But EUROCONF2026 offers more than just science. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique charm of Switzerland's alpine culture. Picture yourself carving through pristine snow on skis or experiencing the exhilarating rush of the luge. And what better way to unwind after a day of scientific exploration than with a steaming pot of traditional Swiss fondue, surrounded by colleagues old and new?

So pack your skis, bring your appetite for adventure, and get ready for an extraordinary scientific experience in one of the world's most breathtaking destinations. We can't wait to welcome you to Les Diablerets for EUROCONF2026—a conference like no other, where science meets the splendor of the Swiss Alps.