Plasmas are all around us. They make smartphones possible and can be found in stars! Plasma is sometimes called the fourth state of matter and it is the most abundant form of known matter in our universe. Join Dr. Saikat Chakraborty Thakur to discover how plasmas similar those found in the cosmos are used in our everyday lives. Plasmas naturally occur right here on Earth, but there are extra-terrestrial examples to explore as well. Plasmas have many industrial applications that make them so much closer than you can imagine. Take a tour of plasma physics research facilities, learn about fusion plasma research and find out how you can enter the world of plasmas from a physicist who’s been there. Come learn just how close you are to the cosmos!
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