It was definitely a truimph for CPL this year, taking the best student presentation prize yet again at the 14th Gaseous Electronics Meeting held a week ago at the beautiful Murramarang Resort near Batesman Bay 315 km South from Sydney. This year our first year undergraduate student, James Stokes, gave an outstanding presentation titled "Critical exponents for structural phase transitions in a complex plasma" at this bi-annual conference. Despite tough competition with other postgraduate students and being the youngest entrant ever attended this conference, James' performance stood out from the rest and obtained first prize in "Best Student Presentation".
Graham Dennis was awarded second prize for his talk titled "Multi-fluid plasma modelling".
The actual prize was sponsored by Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics and valued to AUD$300.
Previously, Felix Cheung and Darren Engwirda obtained the same prize as a 1st year PhD and 3rd year undergraduate student respectively. CPL would like to thank the local organizing committee and the judges involved for making this prize possible. And congratulations once again to our talented student, James Stokes.