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Plasma Science and Applications Committee Report. Rickey Faehl , PSAC Chair 14 July 2013 NPSS AdCom Meeting San Francisco, California USA. Recent ICOPS. ICOPS 2011 closed out*. ICOPS 2012 several items yet to be submitted . ICOPS 2013 (Actually PPPS2013) ended on 21 June 2013.

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plasma science and applications committee report

Plasma Science and Applications Committee Report

Rickey Faehl, PSAC Chair

14 July 2013 NPSS AdCom Meeting

San Francisco, California USA

recent icops
Recent ICOPS
  • ICOPS 2011 closed out*.
  • ICOPS 2012 several items yet to be submitted.
  • ICOPS 2013 (Actually PPPS2013) ended on 21 June 2013.

* ICOPS 2011 Conference Chair assures me conference is closed, but NPSS audit continuing.

pulsed power plasma science 2013 ppps 2013 was a joint conference between icops and pps
Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2013 (PPPS 2013) was a Joint Conference Between ICOPS and PPS
  • Conference Chair: Bryan Oliver, Sandia National Laboratories
    • Technical co-Chair: Mark Crawford, LANL
    • Technical co-Chair: John Verboncoeur, Michigan State Univ
  • 965 Registrants (compared to March estimate of 814):

Technical registrants – 838

Companions – 73

Exhibitors – 31

Minicourse - 23

  • Original abstract submission 1096

130 withdrawals

964 presented

  • Mini-course organized by John Giuliani on 15-16 June
  • HUGE credit belongs to Bryan Oliver and his team.
out psac prizes were awarded to two eminently qualified individuals
Out PSAC Prizes were Awarded to Two Eminently Qualified Individuals
  • PSAC Award went to Richard Temkin of MIT

He is probably the world’s pre-eminent authority on high-powered Gyrotrons, but also is a leader in using Photonic Band Gap Materials in particle accelerators.

  • Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student Award went to Paul Schmit, for his Doctoral thesis at Princeton, on “Novel Wave Effects in Compressing Plasmas.” He is currently the Harry S. Truman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories.
federal budget sequestration will be a factor in all near term icops
Federal Budget Sequestration will be a Factor in All Near-Term ICOPS
    • There are signs that Technical Conferences may not be punished as much as other Federal Travel, but … so far, nothing about FY2014 is concrete.
  • PSAC is looking actively, for measures to reduce expenditures, and hopefully reduce registration fees.
    • ICOPS 2014 is talking about eliminating the subsidized Banquet.
    • ICOPS 2015 is negotiating a fixed Lodging/Meal package at the Conference Venue.
  • Extravagance, or even its appearance, is being carefully metered in present ICOPS planning.
  • Stay tuned for further developments!
future icops
Future ICOPS
    • ICOPS 2014 / Beams 2014
    • 25–29 May 2014, Washington, DC USA
    • Chair: Joseph Schumer (NRL)
    • Web site is up: www.ece.unm.edu/ICOPS-Beams2014/
  • ICOPS 2015
    • 25-29 May 2015, Antalya, Turkey
    • Chair: LutfiOksuz (assistance from Edl Schamiloglu)
    • Conference site: negotiating with The Susesia in Belek, Antalya.
  • ICOPS 2016
    • June 2016 – Banff, Alberta, Canada
    • Chair: Ying Tsui (University of Alberta)