International topical workshop on plasma physics: coherent processes in nonlinear media. Sponsored by the ICTP (Trieste) and the European Union (Brussels)

P K Shukla, R Bingham, L Stenflo, J M Dawson

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Starting in 1989 we have created a forum at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, where scientists from different parts of the world can meet and exchange information in the frontier areas of physics. In the three previous meetings, we focused on large amplitude waves and fields in plasmas, the physics of dusty plasmas, and wave-particle interactions and energization in plasmas. In 1995, we came up with a fresh idea of organizing somewhat enlarged but still well focused research topics that are cross-disciplinary. Thus, the usual 'fourth-week activity' of the Plasma Physics College at the ICTP was replaced by an International Topical Workshop on Plasma Physics: Coherent Processes in Nonlinear Media, which was held at the ICTP during the period 16-20 October, 1995. This provided us an opportunity to draw eminent speakers from many closely related fields such as plasma physics, fluid dynamics, nonlinear optics, and astrophysics. The Workshop was attended by 82 delegates from 34 countries, and the participation from the industrial and the developing countries was about half each.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalPhysica Scripta
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventCoherent processes in nonlinear media: Proceedings of the international topical workshop on plasma physics - Trieste, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 199520 Oct 1995


  • plasma physics
  • plasmas
  • astrophysics

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