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Division of Plasma Physics 55th Annual Meeting

Scientists in the field of plasma physics came together this week in Denver, CO for the 55th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP).

November 14, 2013

Attendees presented research on topics ranging from controlling plasma physics experiments online to the formation of lunar swirls to tracking high energy particles kicked out of fusion plasmas. Speakers were invited to present on topics like basic plasma physics, particle beams, space plasma, inertial confinement fusion, fusion technology, and magnetic confinement. The Scientific Program features over 80 sessions, 11 Mini-Conferences, and 9 Poster Sessions.

In addition to talks and posters, the meeting also provided an opportunity for attendees to socialize and network with colleagues and students, participate in outreach and professional activities, and meet potential employers at the DPP Job Fair. On Tuesday, the Committee for the Concerns of Junior Scientists hosted a Town Meeting and plasma physics students were recognized at a student appreciation reception. Wednesday provided a Women in Plasma Physics Luncheon, an East vs. West annual soccer match, and the official banquet. The meeting wraps up Friday, November 15.

The next annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics will take place October 27-31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.