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20th Anniversary Workshop for the NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy,
Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
NSF Headquarters
Arlington, Virginia
January 9 – 11, 2017


The general agenda layout for the Workshop is given below. The schedule of talks, poster presentations, and a list of registered participants are provided in a PDF file.

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Day 1, Monday, January 9
8:30 AM
8:45 am
History of the Partnership Session
10:00 am
10:30 am
Technical session 1 (4 talks)
12:30 pm
Working Lunch at NSF provided by the Workshop
1:45 pm
Technical session 2 (3 talks)
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Technical session 3 (2 talks)
4:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Impact of the Partnership in Supporting Advances in Plasma Science & Engineering [moderated by Vyacheslav Lukin (NSF) & Sean Finnegan (DOE)]
5:40 pm
Day 2, Tuesday, January 10
8:00 am
Technical session 4 (4 talks)
10:00 am
10:15 am
Technical session 5 (4 talks)
12:15 pm
Lunch on your own
1:45 pm
Technical session 6 (3 talks)
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Poster session
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Workshop Dinner* [To be paid individually]
Day 3, Wednesday, January 11
8:15 am
Technical session 7 (3 talks)
9:45 am
10:00 am
Technical session 8 (3 talks)
11:30 am
11:40 am
Panel Discussion:The Present and Future Role of the NSF/DOE Plasma Partnership in Stewarding Plasma Science [moderated by Scientific Organizers + others]

Discussion Questions:

Q1: What is the present situation and near-term outlook for US university faculty positions in plasma physics and related disciplines? How could the NSF/DOE Plasma Partnership facilitate an increase in the academic footprint in the disciplines with limited university presence?

Q2: What is the place and role of the NSF/DOE Plasma Partnership among the multiple government agencies and programs that support basic and applied research in plasma science?
1:00 pm