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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 National Science Foundation, through the participation of the Directorates for Engineering, Geosciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Sciences held a celebration of 20 years of the NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering.

Meeting Organizers: Prof. Ellen Zweibel (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Prof. Edward Thomas (Auburn University), Prof. Jorge Rocca (Colorado State University)

The NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering is one of the longest running inter-agency partnerships in the federal government. For 20 years, the Partnership has supported fundamental research in plasma science and engineering covering a diverse range of scientific topics spanning experiment, theory, and computation. Now beginning its 21st year, this workshop was organized to celebrate the accomplishments and impact of the Partnership and to discuss its future.

Because of space limitations, participation in the Workshop was by invitation only. Invitations were extended to all who have been Principal Investigators on Partnership-funded awards.

The workshop report The NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science & Engineering at 20: Report on the Anniversary Workshop (PDF) by Ellen Zweibel, Michael Brown, Michael Mauel, Howard Milchberg, Jorge Rocca, and Edward Thomas is available.

A scanned copy of the Workshop Guest Book (PDF) signed by workshop participants is also available.