61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 21-25, 2019 • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

APS DPP Meeting 2018

General Information

Special Events

Center for Tokamak Transient Simulations Meeting
Sunday, November 4
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Council Suite, Hilton Hotel, 3rd Floor

There will be a project meeting for the Center for Tokamak Transient Simulations where participants will report on progress towards milestones and plans. The focus of the center is on improving and applying the M3D-C1 and NIMROD codes as required to simulate disruptions and other transient events in tokamaks. All attendees are welcome.

Caregiver/Children's Room
Monday, November 5 to Thursday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
C128, Oregon Convention Center

A caregiver/children's room will be available for parents and caregivers to use at no cost to attendees. The room is intended for parents or caregivers who have brought infants or young children to the annual meeting. The room will be furnished with comfortable furniture and with a limited amount of toys, natural organic snacks, and beverages for young children.

Companions’ Breakfast
Monday, November 5
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Broadway I, Plaza Level, Hilton Hotel
Note: Breakfast is only for DPP companions and their children.

Join other companions who are attending the annual meeting for a DPP-sponsored complimentary breakfast at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel. Join other companions and reacquaint with friends from past DPP meetings. A representative from Portland will attend the breakfast and share tour and site information while visiting the city.

Women in Plasma Physics Luncheon
Monday, November 5
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Ballroom (Altabira Restaurant), Hotel Eastlund, 1021 NE Grand Avenue

The members of the Committee on Women in Plasma Physics invite you to join them for lunch with guest speaker Dr. Njema Frazier, Director of the Office of Experimental Sciences at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. To attend the luncheon, mark the appropriate space on the DPP on-site registration form. The lunch tickets are $25 for regular attendees and $10 for graduate and undergraduate students. Limited seating is available. The lunch cost is partially subsidized by DPP and GEC.

Women in Plasma Physics Reception
Monday, November 5
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broadway, Plaza Level, Hilton Hotel

The members of the Committee on Women in Plasma Physics invite you to join them for a panel discussion regarding women in physics. The panel will include Dr. Radha Bahukutumbi, University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Dr. Hui Chen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Dr. Cami Collins, General Atomics; Dr. Maria Gatu Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Dr. Francesca Poli, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Information will be on display representing the progress of women in plasma physics. All DPP and GEC attendees are welcome.

GEC Welcome Reception
Monday, November 5
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lloyd Center Ballroom, DoubleTree Hotel

The Gaseous Electronics Conference organizers will host a Welcome Reception at the Doubletree Hotel in the Lloyd Center Ballroom. GEC Welcome Reception tickets may be purchased by companions or DPP registrants on either the DPP or GEC online registration form. The early registration period cost is $75 (by September 21). The late registration cost is $95 (after September 21), as space permits. You may review updates for the GEC Welcome Reception on the GEC website.

Concerns of Junior Scientists Town Meeting
Tuesday, November 6
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
B113-B114, Oregon Convention Center

The Committee on the Concerns of Junior Scientists (COJS) is dedicated to helping early career scientists find their place in the field of plasma physics. This year's Town Hall Meeting — a joint DPP/GEC event — will take the form of a panel discussion with 4-5 speakers from a range of backgrounds (e.g., national labs, research universities, and/or private industry), who share stories from their careers, offer advice to those just beginning, and answer questions from the audience.

Meet the Physical Review Journal Editors
Tuesday, November 6
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Oregon Ballroom Foyer, Oregon Convention Center

Editors from PRL, PRE, RMP, and PRAB will be available to answer questions, hear your ideas, and discuss any comments about the journals. Light refreshments served. All are welcome.

LGBTQ Networking Dinner
Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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

DPP Banquet
Wednesday, November 7
Reception: Galleria, Ballroom Level, Hilton Hotel 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level, Hilton Hotel 7:30 p.m.

A cash-bar reception preceding the evening banquet will be held in the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel. A subsidized banquet ticket may be purchased during online meeting registration, or at the DPP registration desk up to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6. Tickets will be sold on a space available basis and are non-refundable. Live music entertainment will compliment the evening.

Plasma Science Christian Fellowship
Wednesday, November 7
6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
C123, Oregon Convention 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. Contact Darren Craig (darren.craig@wheaton.edu) if you have questions or need additional information. Bring your coffee and join us!