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Guidance on DPP 2021 in Pittsburgh

To DPP membership: This is an update from DPP leadership on the status of DPP 2021 in Pittsburgh at the David Lawrence Convention Center DLCC . As of now (10 weeks from the meeting week), our plan is to move forward with both a live (in person) component and a virtual component. APS has...


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DPP Executive Committee endorses FESAC FES Long Range Plan

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 (FES). The report, “Powering the Future: Fusion and Plasmas,” was completed on February...


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APS STEM Workforce Report

APS has released a new report that provides recommendations to strengthen the nation’s STEM workforce, including building research capacity among emerging research institutions (ERIs), establishing a clear path for international talent to study and work in the US, confronting hostile work...


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New Year's message from DPP Chair

Happy New Year to DPP members! I hope that 2021 brings you joy in your life and success in your endeavors. My vision for DPP in 2021 is threefold. First, I want to embrace the breadth of our science as laid out in our decadal study Plasma 2020. Fascinating plasma science is being studied by...



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Tribute to DPP member Prof. Noah Hershkowitz

DPP and all of plasma physics mourns the loss of Professor Noah Hershkowitz of the University of Wisconsin, a distinguished contributor to and pioneer in the field of plasma physics, who passed away on November 13, 2020. Noah had a long and impactful career spanning many decades, and disciplines...


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DPP 2020 is live!

The all-remote APS DPP 2020 meeting is now live. A few reminders about the platform. The Bravura platform has many of the aspects of Zoom, but it is NOT Zoom. First, if you are presenting (contributed talk, invited talk or review, or poster), you should visit the platform early. Upload your...


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2020 APS-DPP Visual Science Communication Contest

The DPP is sponsoring a Visual Science Communication Content to foster communication of research presented at the APS-DPP Annual Meetings via visual media to the broader community and the public. This award consists of two visual media categories - image and video. All registered APS-DPP...


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DPP 2020 speaker/session chair platform (Bravura)

Bravura has done two training sessions, one for speakers, one for session chairs. Those have been recorded and will be made available on this DPP Engage website. As a speaker, you should enter the speaker platform 45-60 minutes before the beginning of your session. You should perform a system...


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DPP 2020 platform (Bravura)

Here is an update of what to expect when you upload content to the Bravura platform, and when you participate in DPP 2020 the week of November 9, 2020. There will be more detailed instructions coming shortly from APS for presenters and session chairs. I would like to introduce four aspects of...