The scope of this session includes two areas of research regarding “Dusty Plasmas in Space”: (1) the wide range of naturally occurring dusty plasmas in the Universe, such as those present in the interstellar medium, in star and planet formation, in the solar system, and in the Earth’s atmosphere, and (2) man-made dusty plasmas under microgravity conditions, e.g., experiments on the International Space Station designed to observe basic dusty plasma processes such as strong coupling phenomena. This session aims to provide an opportunity for an exchange of technical know-how, and theoretical and experimental ideas in order to further the development of dusty plasma research as a whole.
A full description of the session (C5.2) can be found at: https://www.cospar-assembly.org/
Abstract deadline: 14 February 2014.
The 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held from 2-10 August 2014 in Moscow. Details at: http://cospar2014moscow.com/
Scientific Organizer: Hubertus Thomas (Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Germany)
Deputy Organizer: Timothy Stubbs (NASA GSFC) Scientific Organizing Committee: Robert Bingham (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), Geraint Jones (UCL, Mullard Space Science Lab, UK), Vladimir Molotkov (Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russia), Hiroo Totsuji (JAXA, Japan)
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