This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Much of the richness and value of plasma processing science arises from the interactions of the plasma with solid and liquid materials: surfaces undergoing functionalization, etching, or coating; catalysts; biological materials; liquids; electrodes; and so on. The importance of these interactions leads to the highly interdisciplinary nature of plasma processing science, spanning chemistry, physics, materials science, biology and engineering. Moreover, almost all of the many industrial applications of plasmas arise from their interactions with matter.
The program of the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science will highlight both advances in fundamental understanding of processing plasmas and their interactions with matter, and the importance of these interactions in emerging and existing applications.
The conference will bring together leaders in the field with junior investigators and graduate students. In addition to the invited presentations, selected contributions from attendees will be included in the program. The associated Gordon Research Seminar also provides an exciting venue for junior researchers to present and discuss their research. The special format of the Gordon Conferences, with programmed discussion sessions and ample time for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, will provide for a fertile atmosphere of brainstorming and creative thinking among the attendees.