Behind the Scenes at the WVU Plasma Lab

April 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Ends: April 14, 2021

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A virtual presentation hosted by the WVU Planetarium. Plasma is a state of matter so hot that the atoms of matter are ripped apart into electrons and positively charged ions. How does this mysterious form of matter work and why is it important? WVU plasma expert, Dr. Earl Scime, will give us a behind-the-scenes presentation of his research and plasma lab. His PHAse Space MApping (PHASMA) experiment explores the physics of magnetic reconnection in the laboratory. There will be a brief presentation about the process of magnetic reconnection and then a live video tour of the PHASMA facility in operation!

This show is free, and will be held over Zoom. Recommended for high school age and up. Register at

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WVU Planetarium Zoom Link
Morgantown, WV, USA

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