Updates to Fusion in St. Petersburg
One of our chief investigator, Dr. Alex Samarian will
be giving a presentation at the EPS conference held in St. Petersburg
during 7th-11th of July. We will be providing you with the latest updates
from the EPS as it happens.
For the official EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion
and Plasma Physics Website, click here.
For complex plasma related papers from the conference, click here.
The conference continues the series of the European Physical
Society (EPS) conferences on plasma physics and fusion research. Despite
the emphasis of fusion research in the conference this year, the complex
plasma section has been progressing. More than fifty people took part
in it. Both theoretical and experimental results were presented and discussed.
Two of our principal investigators, Dr.
Vladimirov and Dr.
Samarian, reported their recently obtained results. Instabilities
and forces acting on dust particle in complex plasma were the main topics
of discussion. One of our presentation - "Effect
of supra thermal electrons on dust particle charge in RF sheath" raised
interest and created productive discussions.
In the news, the growing importance of complex plasma
research was stressed by the awarded academician, Vladimir
Fortov, in the Hannes Alfven Prize 2003 of the European Physical Society
for outstanding contributions to plasma physics.V. Fortov have been awarded
for his seminal contributions in the area of nonideal plasmas and strongly
coupled Coulomb systems.
Social events including welcoming reception, dinners
in the palaces, boat trips, museum excursion and "marshrutka" trips
were particularly nice. And the events gave the participants a true experience
of St. Petersburg as one of the most beautiful city in Russia.