The International Symposium "Plasmas in the Laboratory and in the Universe:
new insights and new challenges" will be held in Como, on the
about 50 km North of Milano. It will start in the morning of Tuesday
September 16th 2003 and end in the afternoon of Friday September 19th. This
Symposium continues a tradition of International Conferences in Plasma Physics and in
Astrophysics held regularly either in Varenna or in Como.
This particular Symposium aims at recognizing that: There are new
results and new problems on hot topics in plasma physics, both in the
Laboratory and in Astrophysics; There are two, often separate, science
communities behind these results; It would be important that the two
communities properly interact with each other on the progress made, given
the deep roots that they have in common.
The scientific program will focus on the following general research
Basic plasma processes
Space plasmas, planetary plasmas, and the heliosphere
Solar and stellar plasmas
Plasmas around compact objects
Plasmas in galaxies
Plasmas in clusters of galaxies
Testing plasma astrophysics in the laboratory
The structure of the Symposium will be in the form of eight half-day
sessions, typically based on two long invited papers and three shorter orals
per session plus one poster session.
The selection of the contributed papers
and the division into oral and poster presentations will be made on the
basis of a one-page abstract submitted by the participants.
will be published as a volume of the American Institute of Physics