59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 23 - 27, 2017 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Events & Activities

Women in Plasma Physics Luncheon
Monday, October 23, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Regency Ballroom, Hilton Milwaukee

To attend the luncheon, mark the appropriate space on the Registration Form. The lunch tickets are $25 for regular attendees and $10 for graduate and undergraduate students. The lunch cost is partially subsidized by DPP. Discussion on issues of interest to women in plasma physics will be encouraged at each table. The luncheon is open to all conference attendees.

 

University Fusion Association (UFA) General Meeting
Monday, October 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
102ABC, Wisconsin Center

The University Fusion Association (UFA, universityfusion.org) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of plasma science and technology for the long-term development of a new, environmentally attractive energy source using controlled thermonuclear fusion. The UFA advocates for university fusion energy and plasma science research and education by representing universities and university researchers to congressional policy makers and funding agencies, organizing planning workshops, and providing community leadership. The UFA General Meeting discusses issues of relevance to fusion energy and plasma science research in U.S. universities. The UFA meeting is open to all members of the community and all conference attendees.

 

Town Meeting on Concerns of Junior Scientists
Tuesday, October 24, 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 201AB, Wisconsin Center

The DPP Committee on Concerns of Junior Scientists (COJS) is pleased to announce an informal panel discussion. The chair of COJS, Eve Stenson, Max Planck Institute for Plasmas Physics, welcomes all conference attendees.

 

Meet the Editors of the Physical Review Journals
Tuesday, October 24, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Ballroom Foyer, Wisconsin Center

The editors of the Physical Review Journals cordially invite all DPP annual meeting attendees to join them for conversation and refreshments. Your questions, suggestions, compliments and complaints about the journals are welcome. We hope you will join the editors.

 

Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students in Plasma Physics
Tuesday, October 24, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Room 202 AB, Wisconsin Center

Graduate students and undergraduates thinking about graduate school are especially welcome to attend this info session on fellowship opportunities.  Representatives from DOE, NSF and NASA will be presenting on programs designed to support students at different stages of their academic careers.  Recipients of these fellowships will also share their experiences.

 

Women in Plasma Physics Reception
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Regency Ballroom (5th Floor), Hilton Milwaukee

The members of the Committee on Women in Plasma Physics invite you to join them for a panel discussion regarding women physicists. The panelists are: Dr. Arati Dasgupta, Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Tammy Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dr. Carolyn Kuranz, University of Michigan, and Dr. Auna Moser, General Atomics. Information will be on display representing the progress of women in plasma physics. All DPP attendees are welcome.

 

Student Appreciation Reception
Tuesday, October 24, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Room 201 CD, Wisconsin Center

Please plan to attend a complimentary reception in honor of high school and undergraduate students. Earl Scime, DPP Chair, cordially welcomes all DPP meeting attendees, and encourages their open discussion on topics of interest to students. Student Poster Award recipients will be announced. Student advisors are particularly encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

 

LGBTQ Networking Dinner
Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: TBD

Join fellow LGBTQ plasma physicists and their families for an informal networking dinner on Tuesday evening. We'll meet in front of the DPP Meeting Registration Desk at 7:00 pm and walk to a local restaurant. Please bring a method of payment for your dinner.

 

Special Screening: Let There Be Light
Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Room 102ABC, Wisconsin Center

 

Plasma Science Christian Fellowship
Wednesday, October 25, 6:45 am to 7:45 am
Room 202AB, Wisconsin Center

The Plasma Science Christian Fellowship (PSCF) is an informal affiliation of students and scientists working in plasma and fusion energy research. Formed in 2006, the PSCF seeks to provide a forum to discuss how faith connects to the workplace experience and life as scientists. Please join in for an hour on Wednesday morning before the opening session review talk. Bring your own coffee and breakfast, if desired. Contact Darren Craig (darren.craig@wheaton.edu) if you have questions or need additional information. Hope to see you there.

 

Special Screening: Let There Be Light
Wednesday, October 25, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Ballroom C, Wisconsin Center

 

Topical Group on Plasma Astrophysics (GPAP) Business Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Room 203AB, Wisconsin Center

GPAP will hold its annual business meeting during the DPP annual meeting in San Jose. The GPAP meeting is open to all conference attendees.

 

High Energy-Density Science Association (HEDSA) Business Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 12:30-2:00 pm
Room 203C, Wisconsin Center

HEDSA will hold its business meeting Wednesday during the DPP annual meeting in San Jose. The HEDSA meeting consists of business, updates, and new information and is open to all conference attendees.

 

Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) Business Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Room 203C, Wisconsin Center

The business meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics will include reports of actions undertaken by DPP on issues important to our membership. New items of business will be considered in the following order: (1) Written motions, together with any supporting arguments, received by the Secretary-Treasurer, Hui Chen, at the DPP Registration Desk, Wisconsin Center, before noon on Monday, October 23, or which were emailed to Hui Chen (chen33 <at> llnl.gov) by noon on Friday, October 20, 2017. Copies of such material will be displayed on a bulletin board near the DPP registration area in order to give members reasonable notice in case they wish to participate in the discussion and vote on such motions. (2) Written motions submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer prior to the start of the business meeting. (3) Other new business not included in (1) or (2).

 

DPP Reception & Banquet
Wednesday, October 25
Reception: Crystal Ballroom Foyer, Hilton Milwaukee, 6:30 pm
Banquet: Crystal Ballroom, Hilton Milwaukee, 7:30 pm

The official banquet of the DPP will be held on Wednesday evening. A cash-bar reception preceding the evening banquet at 6:30 pm will be held in the San Jose Ballroom Foyer. A subsidized banquet ticket can be purchased for $40 at the registration desk Tuesday, October 24 up to 5:00 pm. Tickets will be sold on a space-available basis and are non-refundable. Tickets must be presented for admission at the door to the banquet hall. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The banquet program will include presentation of the James Clerk Maxwell Prize, the John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research, the Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research, the Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics, and recognition of newly elected APS Fellows and Landau-Spitzer Award.