60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
November 5-9, 2018 • Portland, Oregon

Town Hall Meeting: The National Academies’ Decadal Assessment of Plasma Science

Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Oregon Ballroom

Session I: Decadal Study Introduction and Directed Q&A
Session II: Two-minute “Lightning” Presentations
Session III: Open-mic Public Comment

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is conducting a Decadal Assessment of Plasma Science to help federal agencies, policymakers, and academic leadership understand the importance of plasma research and make informed decisions about funding, workforce, and research directions. Community input is critical for the success of this assessment, and we invite members of the plasma science community to attend this town hall to share their input on the future of the field with members of the study committee.

In addition to general discussion during the town hall, we invite members of the community to apply to give short “lightning” presentations (less than 2 minutes, with a single slide) to the committee on their thoughts for the future of plasma science. For instructions on how to apply and submit your slide, please visit our website at: http://nas.edu/plasma-townhall. Members of the plasma community are also strongly encouraged to submit written comments, recommendations, references and images to the Plasma 2020 committee through the study website.

This study is supported by the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Office of Naval Research. Learn more about the study on our website at http://nas.edu/plasma.