The LAPD12 Symposium is the continuation of a biennial series which was originally inaugurated in 1983 and which has been alternatingly organized in Japan, Europe and the United States. The Symposium brings together physicists from various disciplines including laser physics, low-temperature plasma chemistry and physics and nuclear fusion. The Symposium is an important and fruitful source for cross-fertilization between these fields. The topics for the Symposium include laser diagnostics and diagnostics aided by lasers for fusion plasmas,industrial process plasmas, environmental plasmas as well as for other plasma applications and processes related to plasmas. Hardware developments related to laser-aided plasma diagnostics is another topic that is emphasized.
The LAPD12 will be held in scenic Snowbird, Utah and is hosted by Professor N.C. Luhmann, Jr. at University of California, Davis.