Subject Classification Categories

66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics 

October 7-11, 2024 • Atlanta, Georgia USA

Attendees of any APS in-person or virtual events are expected to meet standards of professional conduct as described in the APS Code of Conduct. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from future participation.

Sorting Categories – 2023 (Revised)

Submissions should include a DPP sorting category from the list below. Sorting categories are used to assign contributed abstracts to a session. Each contributed abstract must indicate both a “type” category and a “subject classification” category to be assigned to an appropriate session. Preferences for a Group abstract placement must be specified in first author order in the “Special Instructions” field.

Early Career Scientists: If you are an early career scientist, based on a recent or anticipated PhD thesis, please use the “Special Instructions” field if you wish to present a 24-minute oral contributed talk. In the Special Instructions field indicate “PhD Oral-24”. These talks are double the standard 12-minute length oral contributed presentations and will be flagged in the program.

Societal impacts, diversity, equity, and inclusion: Please indicate in the Special Instructions field if you believe your presentation has societal or environmental connections. These might include plasma-based water purification, or medicine. They might include other aspects of diversity, equity, or inclusion in our field. Please us “DEI” in the Special Instructions field. These presentations will be flagged in the program.

Group contributed submissions: It will be extremely helpful to the DPP Program Committee when groups, large or small, will indicate in the Special Instructions field the names of first authors in the preferred order of presentation. In addition, please email your ordered group list to Program Chair Edward Thomas and Saralyn Stewart.

Metadata: Stay tuned for guidance regarding metadata that will be linked to presenter submissions. The guidance will include information regarding a one-minute and/or a five-minute “flash talk” summary of the author presentation. DPP will provide the option for searchable presentation keywords.

Machine Learning and Data Science techniques: Within Sorting Categories 1-8, there is a new subcategory on Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques. These are added in response to growing interest in these topics in plasma science research. The Program Committee will carefully review submissions to possibly create a combined meta-session that combines closely related topics.

Sorting category 6: As always, Magnetic Confinement includes both device specific and nonspecific categories. If you request a device specific category, the Program Committee will make every effort to place your contribution in a session devoted to that device or class of devices. Likewise, if you choose a non-device specific category, we will endeavor to place you with other contributions related to that topic, even if your work is based on a specific device. This is to allow you the choice of device oriented versus science topic-oriented placement.

Sorting category 9: This category has been expanded into three subcategories to capture different aspects of Science Education, Public Engagement, and DEI efforts. Please carefully review these options.

Sorting category 10: Undergraduate and high school projects typically get a late start, so DPP may extend the deadline for poster abstract submissions in category 10. We ask that students submit a provisional place-holder abstract (title, author, affiliation, email) by July 1, and update your abstract up to the deadline. The abstract category must be 10.01, or 10.02, and the presenting author must be an undergraduate or high school student. All posters in sorting category 10.00 will be online all week, and available for synchronous presentation at the Undergraduate Poster Session on Tuesday afternoon, October 31.

Sorting category 11: There are 6 mini-conferences for DPP 2023. Oral contributed talks and posters in this category will be flagged as having societal connections. Contact mini-conference organizers for more details. An author who submits an abstract in a mini conference is allowed one additional contributed oral or poster submission in a regular session.

Type Categories – Choose one
1. Theory/Computational
2. Experimental/Observational
3. Combined/General

2023 Subject Classification Categories

1.00 Fundamental Plasma Physics
1.01 01.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
1.02 01.02 Analytical and computational techniques
1.03 01.03 Pure-ion and pure-electron plasma
1.04 01.04 Anti-matter plasma
1.05 01.05 Partially ionized and neutral-dominated plasma
1.06 01.06 Strongly coupled plasma
1.07 01.07 Waves, oscillations, and instabilities
1.08 01.08 Turbulence and transport
1.09 01.09 Magnetic reconnection
1.10 01.10 Dynamics, complexity, and self-organization
1.11 01.11 Elementary and atomic processes
1.12 01.12 Dusty plasma and multiphase media
1.13 01.13 Plasma sheath
1.14 01.14 Shock wave and discontinuity
1.15 01.15 Plasma production, sources, and heating
1.16 01.16 Machine learning and data science techniques in fundamental plasma physics
2.00 Space plasma (within heliosphere)
2.01 02.01 Measurement, diagnostic techniques, and space missions
2.02 02.02 Analytical and computational techniques
2.03 02.03 Planetary atmospheres and ionospheres
2.04 02.04 Planetary magnetospheres
2.05 02.05 Solar physics
2.06 02.06 Inner Heliosphere
2.07 02.07 Outer Heliosphere
2.08 02.08 Turbulence and instabilities in space plasmas
2.09 02.09 Shocks, magnetic reconnection, and particle acceleration in space plasmas
2.10 02.10 Machine learning and data science techniques in space plasmas
3.00 Astrophysical plasma (beyond heliosphere)
3.01 03.01 Laboratory Plasma Astrophysics
3.02 03.02 Computational Techniques in Plasma Astrophysics
3.03 03.03 Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium
3.04 03.04 Stars, Stellar Atmospheres, and Stellar Winds
3.05 03.05 Accretion Flows, Magnetospheres, and Outflows of Compact Objects
3.06 03.06 Cosmic Explosions, Compact-Object Mergers, and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics
3.07 03.07 Cosmic ray acceleration and propagation
3.08 03.08 Astrophysical turbulence and dynamos
3.09 03.09 Astrophysical shocks, magnetic reconnection, and nonthermal particle acceleration
3.10 03.10 Machine learning and data science techniques in astrophysical plasmas
4.00 Low-temperature plasma science, engineering, technology, and applications
4.01 04.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
4.02 04.02 Analytical and computational techniques
4.03 04.03 Sustainability, catalysis, and combustion
4.04 04.04 Processing and synthesis of materials
4.05 04.05 Plasma propulsion
4.06 04.06 Health, medicine, and bio-agent destruction
4.07 04.07 Generation, stability, and control
4.08 04.08 Plasma-surface interactions and interfacial plasmas
4.09 04.09 Thermal plasmas
4.10 04.10 Machine learning and data science techniques in low temperature plasma science
5.00 Particle acceleration, beams and relativistic plasmas
5.01 05.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
5.02 05.02 Analytical and computational techniques
5.03 05.03 Relativistic high-energy-density physics
5.04 05.04 Beam-plasma wakefield accelerators
5.05 05.05 Laser-plasma wakefield or direct laser accelerators
5.06 05.06 Laser-plasma ion accelerators
5.07 05.07 Intense laser-driven x-ray sources
5.08 05.08 Coherent radiation or secondary particle sources
5.09 05.09 High field physics
5.10 05.10 Machine learning and data science techniques in plasma acceleration, beams and relativistic plamas
6.00 Magnetic confinement
6.01 06.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
6.02 06.02 Analytical and computational techniques
6.03 06.03 Research in support of ITER burning plasma physics
6.04 06.04 Long pulse and steady-state tokamak physics
6.05 06.05 Magnetohydrodynamics and stability
6.06 06.06 Heating and current drive
6.07 06.07 Turbulence and transport
6.08 06.08 Energetic particles
6.09 06.09 Disruptions and runaway electrons: modeling, avoidance, detection and mitigation
6.10 06.10 Particle and power handling, divertor physics and plasma-material interactions
6.11 06.11 Edge and pedestal physics
6.12 06.12 Active control
6.13 06.13 Conventional tokamaks: DIII-D, JET, TCV, AUG, HL-2A
6.14 06.14 Superconducting tokamaks: WEST, EAST, KSTAR
6.15 06.15 High field tokamaks: SPARC, C-Mod and others
6.16 06.16 Low-aspect ratio tokamaks: PEGASUS, NSTX-U and MAST-U
6.17 06.17 Other tokamaks: HBT-EP, J-TEXT, QUEST
6.18 06.18 Stellarators and helical systems: W7-X, LHD, HSX CTH and others
6.19 06.19 Self-organized configurations: FRCs, RFPs, Spheromak, Pinches
6.20 06.20 Whole device modeling
6.21 06.21 Reactor technologies: measurements and diagnostics
6.22 06.22 Reactor technologies: analytical and computational
6.23 06.23 Machine learning and data science techniques in magnetically confined plasmas
7.00 Inertial confinement
7.01 07.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
7.02 07.02 Analytical and computational techniques
7.03 07.03 Laser-plasma instabilities
7.04 07.04 Z-pinch, X-pinch, exploding wire plasma, and dense plasma focus
7.05 07.05 Hohlraum and x-ray cavity physics
7.06 07.06 Compression and burn
7.07 07.07 Hydrodynamic instability
7.08 07.08 Alternate ICF concepts and drivers
7.09 07.09 Fast ignition and shock ignition
7.10 07.10 Heavy-ion fusion science and ion-driven targets
7.11 07.11 Magneto-inertial fusion
7.12 07.12 Machine learning and data science techniques in inertially confined plasmas
8.00 High-energy-density science
8.01 08.01 Measurement and diagnostic techniques
8.02 08.02 Analytical and computational techniques
8.03 08.03 High-energy-density hydrodynamics
8.04 08.04 Magnetized high-energy-density plasma
8.05 08.05 Warm dense matter
8.06 08.06 Nonlinear optics of plasma
8.07 08.07 Short-pulse laser-on-plasma interactions
8.08 08.08 High-Z, multiply ionized atomic physics
8.09 08.09 Equations of state
8.10 08.10 HEDP laboratory astrophysics
8.11 08.11 Machine learning and data science techniques in high energy density science
9.00 Science Education, Public Engagement and DEI Efforts 
9.01 Science Education and Public Engagement in plasma science/engineering
9.02 Engaging the public with plasma science and engineering
9.03 DEIA efforts in the plasma science/engineering community
10.00 Undergraduate or high school research
10.01 10.01 High-school research
10.02 10.02 Undergraduate research
11.00 Mini-Conferences
11.01 11.01 Gatekeeper Workshop 2: Eliminating barriers to entry for plasma physics
11.02 11.02 The Stellarator Path to an FPP – a Public & Private Endeavor
11.03 11.03 Interrelationship Between Experiments in Laboratory and Space Plasmas (ELASP) 
11.04 11.04 Recent Advances in Magnetized Turbulence from the Lab to Space
11.05 11.05 Plasma and quantum information sciences
11.06 11.06 Collisionless and Weakly Collisional Shocks in Laboratory and Space Plasmas 
12.00 Supplemental