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EPS 2019

Francesca Cella

Thanks to FuseNet support for educational activities, I had the chance to take part in EPS Plasma Physics conference, located in Milan from 8 to 12 July. EPS conference joined researchers from 42 countries in order to interchange ideas, update and be updated on the investigation state of art. The covered topics were divided in four areas: Magnetic Confinement Fusion Plasma, Beam Plasmas and Inertial Fusion, Low Temperature and Dusty Plasmas and Basic, Space and Astrophysical plasmas. The daily program started with plenary talks, followed by presentations divided in the different areas. After lunch the poster session took place and a second oral session was concluding the day. Plenary sessions were meant to enlarge the overview on different fields of plasma research, while oral sessions were usually targeted on the experts of the sector.

I presented a poster titled ‘Shaping effects on the interaction of shear Alfvén and slow sonic continua’ which focused on the role of the plasma shape in allowing the arise of plasma instabilities. It was an opportunity to contextualise my work in the present research word and receive useful comments and suggestions that left me a lot to think about.

Moments of aggregation also did not miss thanks to the organized events and excursions that allowed to build an enjoyable atmosphere among the participants.

Yuliia Volkova

The 46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS 2019) took place in Milan (Italy) this year. It lasted five days from July 8 to 12. The European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division organizes this conference every year. It embraces the extensive field of plasma physics covering four main sections of the event, namely Beam Plasmas & Inertial Fusion, Magnetic Confinement Fusion Plasma, Low Temperature and Dusty Plasmas and Basic, Space & Astrophysical Plasmas. The University of Milan-Bicocca, which buildings are former Pirelli factory, was chosen as a venue for the conference.

At the conference, I presented a poster titled "Distinctive characteristics of electromagnetic force distributions in compressed plasma flows" regarding my research studies on the improvement of a magnetoplasma compressor machine for various applications, including surface modification and plasma-surface interaction. That was an excellent opportunity to communicate ideas to other scientists from all over the world, as well as immerse in the discussion of cutting-edge science and state-of-the-art technologies.

Not only invited talks and poster sessions were organized, but also an entertaining social program was provided. I attended the social dinner and the women in plasma physics lunch. As for the latter, I enjoyed the warm atmosphere of the meeting and exceptionally delicious meals.

Many thanks to FuseNet for facilitating education in plasma physics!