Welcome to the home page of the International Detonation Symposium. This series of symposia started in 1951, and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years it has been sponsored by both DOD and DOE labs, and has grown to over 450 participants and with more than 250 papers presenting experiments and models of detonation phenomena, shock, properties of explosives, equations of state, etc. The object of the symposia is to bring together scientists actively engaged in research on detonation and associated phenomena from all over the world. The papers presented are peer-reviewed (refereed), and published as proceedings. The Proceedings Volumes from every symposium are available for purchase. Now, each symposium is organized by an Organizing Committee consisting of representatives from the sponsoring labs, with a Local Chair from the hosting institution, and a Continuing Chair from the Navy. To access information about recent and new symposia, past proceedings and sponsoring institutions, use the Main Menu.