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Plasma physics at NYU

  1. Oct 19, 2013 #1

    I just got a free application fee waiver from NYU and I was wondering if anyone here knows if they do any plasma physics research there? I might as well apply since its free, but I can't seem to find anywhere on their site someone who does plasma physics. I don't mind what department it's in, but preferably engineering.
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  3. Oct 19, 2013 #2


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    One might start with the NYU physics department.

    http://physics.as.nyu.edu/object/physics.1214.ug.courses [Broken] - no plasma physics
    http://physics.as.nyu.edu/object/physics.1315.grad.courses - seems to lack a devoted plasma physics course

    It may be that plasma physics is buried in astrophysics, or it may be a special topic to be arranged with the faculty. I doubt they have an experimental plasma physics facility, but one would have to enquire. Plasma physics studies may be theoretical/computational.

    However, http://physics.as.nyu.edu/object/physics.research.astrophysics
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  4. Oct 20, 2013 #3
    NYU has some plasma physics as part of the Courant Institute, where it is worked on from a more theoretical/computational direction.
    If you look in the people category, I believe there are three people doing plasma physics research. Cerfon is the one that comes to mind for me, as I actually met with him and discussed research.
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    Good to know.
  6. Oct 20, 2013 #5
    Interesting. I am actually a mathematics major so I probably have a better shot at that program than some of the other physics ones.

    Thanks for the updates.
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