Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Stewart Prager Symposium - Day 1 - Added

Plasma Self-Organization, Fusion and Beyond: A Symposium in honor of Stewart Prager

We are delighted to announce that we are holding a Stewart Prager Symposium - which will be held in Princeton, New Jersey on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a unique survey of plasma physics problems important for both fusion and astrophysics. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the current status and future prospects on both of these applications of plasma physics research. Specific plasma processes include, but are not limited to, plasma relaxation, magnetic reconnection, dynamo, ion heating, and plasma transport. These processes are sometimes encompassed by the so-called plasma self-organization, which almost always involves magnetic field. It has become widely recognized that the same kind of processes can occur in both laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, and thus, existence of such a process in one of these plasmas can motivate research of the same process in the other plasmas, which can in turn lead to better understanding of the original plasma. This symposium will be in honor of the scientific contributions of Professor Stewart C. Prager, who, in his long career, made significant innovative contributions and was a leader in all of these and other areas for fusion and its connections to space and astrophysical plasmas. The Stewart Symposium is generously supported by PPPL (Director’s Office), Princeton University (Department of Astrophysical Sciences and the Office of Princeton University Vice President for PPPL, and University of Wisconsin - Madison (Department of Physics).

Date & Time

April 04, 2019 | 8:00am – 5:10pm


Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Melvin B. Gottlieb Auditorium


Various - See Website


Registration (required) accepted until end of April 2. Local coordinator: Carol Ann Austin, PPPL, Princeton University - mobile: 609.903.5526.