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Graduate Summer School in Plasma Physics

The PPPL Graduate Summer School (GSS) is a one-week event that brings graduate students in various fields of plasma physics and engineering from all over the country to PPPL. The school features mini-courses focused on topics that are common to many fields of plasma physics.

During the inaugural GSS, held at PPPL the week of August 13-17, 2018, the three topics covered were turbulence, magnetic reconnection/dynamos, and diagnostics; the courses were taught by PPPL scientists.

Additionally, the students present their own research in a poster session and in oral presentations throughout the week.

The GSS is a chance for students to get an introduction to topics they may be unfamiliar with and which they may incorporate in their research. It’s also an opportunity to meet and network with new potential collaborators and see what research is being done at PPPL.

Eligibility for GSS:

  • You must be enrolled in a graduate program in a US institution
  • Your research should have a strong plasma physics or engineering component
  • You must be in your first or second year (or, alternatively, recently transferred to a plasma physics field)
  • You must have an introductory knowledge of plasma physics
  • You must have an advanced undergraduate level understanding of electrodynamics

Underrepresented students especially encouraged to apply.

Funds are available to cover travel to/from Princeton, housing and meals.

For more information and to apply, go to the official site: https://gss.pppl.gov/

For more information email Shannon Greco at sgreco@pppl.gov

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