Why Teach Plasma Physics?
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, solving critical problems, and advancing 21st-century technologies. Discover more about how physics skills can lead to diverse and rewarding careers from APS: Becoming a PhysicistPlasma science, the investigation of ionized gases and their interactions with materials, is a remarkably far-reaching discipline that is solving problems in space physics and astrophysics, materials science and engineering, atomic, molecular and optical physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and even agriculture.Plasma physics studies are making exciting advances in fusion energy research, which may be the key for humanity to produce abundant, safe, carbon-free electricity. Plasma research is leading to profound new insights on the inner workings of the Sun and other stars, and fascinating astrophysical objects such as black holes and neutron stars. The study of plasma is enabling prediction of space weather, medical treatments, and even water purification.
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