Established in 1959, the objective of DPP is the advancement and dissemination of the knowledge, understanding, and applications of plasmas—assemblages of charged particles of natural and laboratory origin. Plasma research encompasses the study of the fundamental interactions of particles and light in plasmas, the study of astrophysical plasmas from planetary cores to stars, new theoretical and computational techniques to describe plasmas, and the practical application of plasmas for energy, manufacturing, medicine, agriculture, and national security. Research in pursuit of controlled nuclear fusion holds the promise of providing limitless, clean, sustainable energy to the world.
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From DPP Chair Michael Brown: On December 10, 2020 the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) unanimously approved a long-range plan for the US Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences program ...
Here's an excellent video, done by undergraduate student Denisse Cordova Carrizales, on magnetic confinement fusion and the ...
There are now 27 plasma related jobs in a variety of areas now listed at ORNL. Please share this information with your students ...
NSF Director Explains Vision for Science Agency in APS News
In the June edition of APS News, National Science Foundation ...
Please consider nominating a DPP colleague for the Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases. Nominations are due ...
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