Physics Prof Receives Fulbright Award to Work at New Lab in Paris

Physics Prof Receives Fulbright Award to Work at New Lab in Paris

Mar 13, 2011

Amitava Bhattacharjee, Peter Paul Professor of Physics, recently received a Fulbright award to spend his sabbatical year (2010-11) at the newly established Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (LPP) in Paris. “This is a new laboratory that represents in spirit the very life in research that I have attempted to live,” says Bhattacharjee of interdisciplinary culture and focus he calls the lab’s “raison d’etre.” The LPP brings together space and astrophysical plasma physics with fusion – areas of plasma science were international collaboration has been most fruitful, Bhattacharjee adds, making this Fulbright award, with its expectations that its scholars will be cultural ambassadors, particularly relevant.

While at the LPP, Bhattacharjee will collaborate with colleagues there and at Ecole Normal Superiéure and and Universite dé Paris on magnetic reconnection and waves and turbulence. In addition, members of the Center for Integrated Computation of Reconnection and Turbulance (CICART), a UNH-Dartmouth collaboration which Bhattacharjee leads, will visit and work with members of the LPP.      Learn more about CICART...

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