10th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas
St. Thomas, USVI - June 18 - 21, 2003

A plasma is a hot, ionized gas and is the most common state of matter in the universe. A dusty plasma arises when a plasma contains negatively or positively charged microparticles suspended within it. The field of dusty plasmas, which started as an outgrowth of the astrophysics community, has rapidly matured into a topic of scientific importance with relevance to the space, laboratory, industrial and fusion plasma communities.

The previous meeting in this workshop series was held in Iowa City, Iowa and hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Iowa. This 10th Workshop in the series will be held on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The meeting is hosted by the Physics Department at Auburn University with local assistance provided by the University of the Virgin Islands.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort which overlooks the main harbor on St. Thomas.


NEW - 5/20/03 - Minor updates to Scientific Program have been made. Please review the updated program of activities.

All online registration forms have now been closed. Please contact the meeting organizers directly for more information (see link below).

WORKSHOP SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM - Now Available - Click on the PROGRAM link in the menu.
Also look at the Poster and Talk Guidelines and List of Submitted Abstracts (see the links below in



If you have any questions, please contact the meeting organizer, Prof. Edward Thomas, Jr. (etjr@physics.auburn.edu) or the conference secretary, Ms. Cheryl Matheny (matheny@physics.auburn.edu)

Workshop Sponsors:

Support for this Workshop is provided by the Auburn University Physics Department and the Auburn University College of Science and Mathematics
Local organization and assistance is provided by the
University of the Virgin Islands - Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division
Additional support provided by the US Department of Energy -
Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
Support is also provided by the
Department of Tourism - Government of the United States Virgin Islands