International Ballistics Society

Ernst Rottenkolber

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Ernst Rottenkolber, the founder of NUMERICS and a valued member of the International Ballistics Society, has died.

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Jack Riegel Student Award

The International Ballistics Society provided a Student Grants Program consisting of free conference registration and travel support to selected students for attending the 31st International Symposium on Ballistics, that was held in Hyderabad, India, during 4-8 November 2019. It aims at motivating PhD students attending the International Symposium on Ballistics, publishing and presenting their technical work, and interacting with technical experts and scientists from all over the world in various fields of ballistics. The award was recently renamed to Jack Riegel Student Award honoring Jack’s vast and magnificent contributions to the ballistics community in general and the International Ballistics Society in particular, especially as its Founding President in 2010. Six students from Belgium, France, India, Russia, and South Africa were awarded for their scientific contributions that they presented at the conference. The picture shows the students proudly presenting their certificate at the awards ceremony at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, India.

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32nd International Symposium on Ballistics

This will take place in Reno, USA.

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31st International Symposium on Ballistics.

The 31st ISB was held in Hyderabad, India, 3-8 November 2019.

If you are interested in the proceedings then please contact the publishers, DEStech


32nd ISB venue & dates

The Board of Directors has selected Reno, Nevada, USA, as the venue for the 32nd International Symposium on Ballistics.
The venue is the Peppermill Resort.
The ISB will take place during 8-13 MAY, 2022.(postponed from 9-14 May, 2021)

The link for uploading abstracts to the 32nd ISB is below and is open NOW. Please note that all abstracts should be extended abstracts of 1-2 pages in length. 

Any questions on the uploading of abstracts should be directed to Clive Woodley,

Papers can be published in the symposium proceedings or, for high quality papers, the peer-reviewed journal Defence Technology (impact factor 2.637). Please see the link below for details on how to submit papers to Defence Technology. Please note that you must also submit an abstract to the IBS at the link above.

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