The Editors and the Members of the Editorial Board of Physics of Plasmas are proud to introduce the annual Early Career Collection. Beginning in 2022, top papers from all areas of plasma physics research and authored by early career researchers will be selected by the Editorial Board for recognition and inclusion in the annual Early Career Collection. To be eligible, the first author must be within five years of their Ph.D. defense date (not including career breaks such as family or medical leave) upon the time of the manuscript submission. Student authors may be included, and eligible authors indicate their willingness to be considered for the annual Special Collection during the submission process.
The 2022 Special Collection of Early Career papers includes 29 papers in all ten of the topical sections of Physics of Plasmas: Basic Plasma Phenomena, Waves, Instabilities (four papers); Nonlinear Phenomena, Turbulence, Transport (two papers); Magnetically Confined Plasmas, Heating, Confinement (five papers); Inertially Confined Plasmas, Dense Plasmas, Equations of State (five papers); Heliospheric and Astrophysical Plasmas (two papers); Plasma-Based Accelerators, Beams, Radiation Generation (two papers); Radiation: Emission, Absorption, Transport (one paper); Low-Temperature Plasmas, Plasma Applications, Plasma Sources, Sheaths (three papers); Dusty Plasmas (two papers); and Numerical Methods, Verification and Validation in Plasma Physics (three papers). These early career papers include six Featured articles, six Editor's Picks, and authors located in ten countries: Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Please join us in congratulating the following early career authors: Duncan Barlow (University of Warwick, United Kingdom),1 Gayatri Barsagade (Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India),2 Rachel Bielajew (MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center),3 David Blackman (University of California, San Diego),4 Timo Bogaarts (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands),5 Neeraj Chaubey (University of Iowa),6 Alison Christopherson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory),7 Seth Davidovits (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory),8 Sebastian De Pascuale (Oak Ridge National Laboratory),9 Baptiste Frei [Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland],10 Keiji Fujita (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan),11 Maurizio Giacomin [Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland],12 Peter Heuer (Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester),13 Sarah Horvath (University of Iowa, Iowa City),14 Elizabeth Kautz (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory),15 Scott Karbashewski (University of California, Berkeley),16 Krishan Kumar (Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India),17 Alejandro Alvarez Laguna [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (LPP), CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France],18 Mate Lampert (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory),19 Andrew Longman (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory),20 Julian Lütgert (Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Germany),21 Ian Ochs (Princeton University),22 Renato Perillo (University of California, San Diego),23 James Sadler (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory),24 Chen Shi (University of California, Los Angeles),25 Jaron Shrock (University of Maryland, College Park),26 Xiaoliang Wang (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China),27 David Yager-Elorriaga (Sandia National Laboratories),28 and Min-Gu Yoo (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory).29
Conflict of Interest
The authors have no conflicts to disclose.