APS DPP Annual Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

November 8-12, 2021 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Abstract Submission

Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Thank you for your interest in the DPP annual meeting.

The first author is the primary presenting author and is taken as a representation that he/she is expected to participate in the meeting. APS members may submit a contributed abstract for which a non-member is listed as first author.

Multiple Abstract Submissions

  • An invited speaker is allowed one additional abstract submission.
  • An author who submits an abstract in a mini-conference is allowed one additional oral or poster contributed abstract submission in a regular session.
  • An author who submits an education and outreach abstract is allowed one additional abstract submission in a regular session.
  • Multiple same first author contributed oral abstracts are allowed one additional poster presentation assigned to a regular session, other abstract submissions by the author will be assigned to the Supplemental Poster Session on Friday morning.
  • An author who submits multiple first author contributed abstracts is allowed one oral abstract and one poster abstract in a regular session, all the other same first author abstracts will be placed in the Supplemental Poster Session on Friday morning.

Submit an Abstract

Login to the 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics page and follow the step by step instructions. Log in using your APS web account. If you are a first-time user to APS create your account. Respond to the permission to use your data agreements. Review the Submission Guidelines. Click the box at the bottom to start submitting your abstract. Select the Presentation Type and the Sorting Category and proceed.

Contributed abstract body text is approximately 1300 characters (about 250 words). Invited submissions should not exceed 2,000 characters. Review Tips for Writing a Title and Abstract.

To speed up submission know the number of authors, select the appropriate Sorting Category, and proofread the abstract. List Team and Funding Acknowledgements. Special Instructions are helpful to the APS staff and the DPP Program Committee members. Add Publications Reference and check the appropriate bullet to be considered highlighting your research to the media.

If you encounter any problems submitting your abstract contact the APS Abstract Help Line, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Poster Session boards are freestanding, with a display area measuring four (4) feet high by eight (8) feet wide (1.22 x 2.44 meters). Push-pins are provided.

Undergraduate or High School Students Doing Research

There will be a special afternoon poster session, “Undergraduate/High School Research” on Tuesday, November 9. For the nineteenth year, DPP will present an outstanding poster award to a number of undergraduate students. This poster session provides an opportunity for students to present results from summer and thesis research, as well as to meet other plasma physicists, such as early career and senior researchers, and other students.

Undergraduate or high school students should submit their abstracts as contributed posters following the abstract submission procedure as outlined above. To present in the Tuesday poster session please select either Sorting Category 10.01 (High-school research) or 10.02 (Undergraduate research).

If you have questions about the Undergraduate/High School Poster Session, please contact Saralyn Stewart.

DPP will waive the registration fee for undergraduate or high school research presenters. Indicate “undergrad” or “high-school research” on a downloaded Registration Form, scan it and email it to the APS Registrar. Registrar contact information is listed on the form.

Note: APS offers membership free for the first year for students in physics, related science, and engineering graduate and undergraduate programs welcoming students to the American and International physics community. Students are eligible to join two APS Divisions or Topical Groups. Go to the APS Membership page and review Free Trial Student Membership information.