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60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference

November 5-9, 2018Portland, Oregon

The 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference technical sessions will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

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Press Releases

"Dust Up" on International Space Station Hints at Sources of Structure
A series of experiments on the International Space Station show that electrically charged dust in microgravity is surprisingly orderly. 

A Faster, Cheaper Path to Fusion Energy
New, powerful magnets key to building the world's first energy-producing fusion experiment.

A Stellar Achievement: Magnetized Space Winds in the Laboratory
Laboratory experiments investigate the role of intense magnetic fields dragged by high-speed plasmas through astrophysical environments.

American Physical Society Invites Portland to Discover Plasma
Free science events and educational opportunities expected to draw thousands.

Flying Focus: Controlling Lasers through Time and Space
New discovery allows the focal point of intense lasers to move faster than the speed of light.

Inside Job: A New Technique to Cool a Fusion Reactor
A potentially game-changing approach could safely keep a fusion reactor from getting too hot.

Laboratory Experiments Probe the Formation of Stars and Planets
Physicists take a significant step toward understanding the development of heavenly bodies.

Laser Blasting Antimatter into Existence
Scientists hit trapped electrons with gamma-ray beams to generate a cascade of matter-antimatter pairs. 

Magnetic Pumping Pushes Plasma Particles to High Energies
A new model may explain a long-standing mystery of what makes the solar wind so hot.

Peak Performance: New Stellarator Experiments Show Promising Results
Wendelstein 7-X superconducting stellarator successfully completes first phase.

Taming Plasmas: Improving Fusion using Microwaves
Scientists use microwaves to keep high-energy particles in place.

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