West Virginia Wesleyan College
Engineering Physics Society

Two Plasma Physicists Visit Us

Dr. Robert Merlino and Dr. Mark Koepke presented a colloquium on plasma physics research to our students. A plasma is produced when the temperature of a gas is increased until it ionizes. Some examples of plasmas are glowing substances such as a neon sign, fire, and the Sun. Dr. Merlino works at the University of Iowa and Dr. Koepke works at WVU.

 


 

Dr. Merlino's presentation on dusty plasmas.

 

 

Afterward, Dr. Koepke discusses graduate school opportunities at WVU.