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Thank you from DPP

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I would like to thank the 2200 of you who participated in DPP 2020 last week.  Remember that all content has been recorded and is available for future viewing in the coming year.  Simply access the Bravura platform as you did last week and click on “View Recording” (blue button, upper right).  Posters are available as they were last week.  The content is password protected through your APS credentials.  You can search for content on the Bravura platform, or using the Epitome.  Please respond to the DPP 2020 survey emailed to you and/or send comments to me directly.  We will see you in Pittsburgh next November for DPP 2021.    #FeaturedNew
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DPP and all of plasma physics mourns the loss of Professor Noah Hershkowitz of the University of Wisconsin, a distinguished contributor to and pioneer in the field of plasma physics, who passed away on November 13, 2020. Noah had a long and impactful career spanning many decades, and disciplines. He made groundbreaking contributions to nuclear physics, fusion energy research, foundational plasma physics, and low temperature plasmas. Noah received his bachelor's degree from Union College in 1962 and his Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1966. He served on the faculty of the University of Iowa before joining the University of Wisconsin in 1981, ...
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DPP 2020 is live!

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The all-remote APS DPP 2020 meeting is now live.  A few reminders about the platform.  The Bravura platform has many of the aspects of Zoom, but it is NOT Zoom. First, if you are presenting (contributed talk, invited talk or review, or poster), you should visit the platform early.  Upload your poster now.  Go to the "backstage" room up to an hour before your talk.  Second, during the session, the "curtain" is up and the show is live, so speakers should mute and turn off cameras.  Third, speakers and session chairs should note that there are several useful features including a pointer/drawing feature, and the ability to upload documents, papers, PDFs of the talk ...
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The DPP is sponsoring a Visual Science Communication Content to foster communication of research presented at the APS-DPP Annual Meetings via visual media to the broader community and the public. This award consists of two visual media categories - image and video. All registered APS-DPP attendees are eligible to submit one entry per category. The top entry in each category will be awarded $100 and the runner-up will be awarded $50 and the winning entries will be featured on the APS-DPP website and Twitter ( @apsdpp ). For more information and to submit entries please visit this website:  https://engage.aps.org/dpp/meetings/annual-meeting/communication-contest ...
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Session chairs (or moderators) will access their session through the same portal as the speaker.  They should join the session about an hour before the session begins.  Session chairs can mute a speaker’s mic, and can turn off their camera.  Chairs cannot un-mute a mic, or turn on a camera.  There is a "host control panel" for session chairs, so they can see all the presenters in their session (both on-stage, and off-stage), and enable/disable Q&A, chats, etc.  Session chairs can engage speakers via audio and video before the session (length of talks, length of Q&A).  They will have a presenter chat to prepare the next speaker, and to give time cues ...
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Bravura has done two training sessions, one for speakers, one for session chairs.  Those have been recorded and will be made available on this DPP Engage website.  As a speaker, you should enter the speaker platform 45-60 minutes before the beginning of your session.  You should perform a system check, and use the chat feature (bottom right) if you require technical support from the Bravura team.  You should write a speaker profile, with your information, photo, affiliation, and searchable keywords about your presentation.  You can either do your presentation live, and share your screen, or you can upload your content (100 MB for PDFs, 4 GB for videos).  Speakers ...
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Here is an update of what to expect when you upload content to the Bravura platform, and when you participate in DPP 2020 the week of November 9, 2020.  There will be more detailed instructions coming shortly from APS for presenters and session chairs.  I would like to introduce four aspects of the platform: speaker console, attendee console, webinar format, and networking format.    First, we anticipate opening access to the platform several days before the conference.  Access will be through your APS user account and password, and available only for registered attendees.  There will be a “speaker” console available for all presenters.  Presenters will ...
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I would like to ask the Plasma Science community to provide questions to experts for the DPP Town Hall on the Breadth and Unification of the Field of Plasma Science 6-8 PM CST, November 11, 2020.  The panel will include representatives of funding agencies, as well as representatives of plasma science community groups and recent community activities.  Send questions to me at: doc@swarthmore.edu. The types of questions you should consider include: What constitutes plasma science and technology?  Where is plasma science studied, and who funds it?  What are the most profound questions facing plasma science today?  What are the important tools and technologies ...
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This year for DPP 2020, we have 786 contributed posters, 928 contributed orals, and 111 invited talks, for a total of 1825 presentations for DPP 2020.  All content will be served on a platform provided by Bravura.  Our plan is to record all oral presentations for future viewing, but APS requires explicit opt-in permission from speakers.  Please respond to the one-click permission you have received from APS.  Of the approximately 1800 presentations, about 300 members have not responded to date.  Without permission from members, we can’t record their content at DPP 2020 for future reference.  Please opt in so that we can provide this service to the community
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I would like to extend a personal invitation to the Plasma Science community to participate in an important Town Hall at the all-remote 62 nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, November 9-13, 2020.  This discussion will occur during the normal time of our Wednesday evening reception and banquet (6-8 PM CST, November 11, 2020).  This event will complement other events throughout the week including a Town Hall specifically the for Plasma 2020 Decadal Study.  The panel will include representatives of funding agencies, as well as representatives of plasma science community groups and recent community activities.  Our vision for this event is ...
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To DPP membership from the Program Chair:  There are several announcements regarding the all-remote DPP 2020 meeting, November 9-13, 2020.  Please read carefully. Registration:   Please register for DPP 2020.  Registration is now open until November 5, 2020.  Registration fee is $220 for APS members, graduate students are $45, and undergraduates are free.  Members must register for DPP 2020 to gain access to the remote platform.  https://engage.aps.org/dpp/meetings/annual-meeting/registration Posters: We have 786 contributed posters, 928 contributed orals, and 111 invited talks, for a total of 1825 presentations for DPP 2020.  All content will be ...
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The DPP Program Committee is accepting nominations for post-deadline Invited Talks for the all-remote DPP 2020 meeting in November.  Several invited talk slots have been set aside for late-breaking important scientific results.  #FeaturedNews   Nomination Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time https://engage.aps.org/dpp/meetings/annual-meeting/invited-talk ​
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Application Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020 This year APS-DPP is offering a limited number of grants to enable student participation in the 2020 APS-DPP Virtual Meeting. Grants could cover expenses such as internet connection fees, equipment needed to enable virtual audio/video presentation, or even meeting registration fees.   Check out our DPP Grants page (under Resources) for more info. The Student Participation Grant deadline is Friday, September 4.  Program Chair Mike Brown and a subset of the DPP 2020 Program Committee will process applications.  #FeaturedNews  
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Welcome!

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Hello and welcome to your new unit website! APS has been hard at work revamping your current unit site and is excited to introduce your new online unit community — a member benefit powered by APS Engage . In keeping in line with APS’s strategic plan , this new site will not only serve our members, but will also serve the greater physics community as well. It will allow you to interact with other unit members beyond in-person meetings, share and discuss content relevant to your field of study and interests, and create a shared repository of useful resources. The site features: a community discussion board a unit community library a unit directory ...
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