!hkWCiyhQyxiYJlUtKF:matrix.org

PlasmaPy

139 Members
Main room for PlasmaPy, the open-source plasma physics Python library23 Servers

Load older messages


Timestamp Message
7 Jan 2020
17:40:43@StanczakDominik:matrix.orgDominik Stańczak
In reply to @namurphy:matrix.org
There's a meeting in Houston next week to solidify the community recommendations, which I decided to go to in order to build the case for PlasmaPy among the people who will be there, like getting people from different projects interested (including from high energy density physics).
let it be said that the sacrifices you make are seen and appreciated ;)
17:40:47@namurphy:matrix.orgNick MurphyI'm hoping it'll open up the possibility for people not currently involved to propose to DOE to work on, say, affiliated packages.
17:41:02@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrew also, late to the party but sorry to hear you're stepping back Dominik Stańczak - definitely look after your mental health first though 😁
17:41:41@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrew
In reply to @StanczakDominik:matrix.org
let it be said that the sacrifices you make are seen and appreciated ;)
seconded!
17:46:39@namurphy:matrix.orgNick Murphy

Oh awesome... There's more important stuff in the draft strategic plan too:

Codes of conduct (e.g. APS, IEEE) should be clearly articulated at technical meetings to
reinforce to session leaders and attendees how to maintain respectful conversations.
Individual institutions should be encouraged to adopt these codes of conduct within their
own groups and suggest improvements. Leaders in the field (all PIs and managers)
should be required to take training on issues including diversity, unconscious bias,
cultural competence, and bystander intervention. Recommendations on how to increase
the effectiveness of training should be utilized from the 2018 National Academies report
on Sexual Harassment of Women including in-person rather than online training and that
includes active participation with other trainees. The DOE can enforce compliance with
these enhanced training activities directly at their own facilities as well as through
applications to their Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) as part of the
“Program Policy Factors”. The Committee of Visitors (COV) assigned to review the DOE
FES program should include a review of what efforts are being made to monitor and
encourage diversity among funding recipients.

17:47:36@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrew🎉
17:48:06@StanczakDominik:matrix.orgDominik StańczakOh wow
17:50:01@namurphy:matrix.orgNick MurphyThe Houston meeting is actually probably going to be kind of fun. It'll be ~100-200 plasma physicists getting together to have discussions on the future of the field. My only lament is that the conference site is out by the airport and it doesn't look like the few nearby restaurants have vegan options. Oh well, I can pack a couple of bags of lettuce or something.
18:22:09@namurphy:matrix.orgNick Murphy Oh, almost forgot! We're having our community meeting today at 19 UT (in about 37 minutes) on PlasmaPy's Jitsi channel. Please feel free to add things to the agenda & minutes doc.
19:01:44@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrewwilll be there in a moment
8 Jan 2020
22:09:14@bunsen_honeydew:matrix.orgbunsen_honeydew joined the room.
10 Jan 2020
20:47:18@abhijeetmanhas:openastronomy.orgastromanhas (@abhimanhas:openastronomy.org) joined the room.
11 Jan 2020
16:59:38@ahmed:feneas.orgahmed joined the room.
14 Jan 2020
18:30:40@rocco8773:matrix.orgrocco8773 We're having our community meeting today at 19 UT (in about 32 minutes) on PlasmaPy's Jitsi channel. Please feel free to add things to the agenda & minutes doc.
18:31:21@rocco8773:matrix.orgrocco8773 Nick Murphy: I know you're out of town, so I'll lead the meeting today.
18:32:46@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrew🎉
18:38:30@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrewI may be a little late depending on dinner timing
15 Jan 2020
23:41:39@namurphy:matrix.orgNick Murphy The Community Planning Process meeting that I'm at this week is an interesting mix of wordsmithing, followed by decisions that could affect the entirety of plasma science as a discipline over the next decade, with some more wordsmithing mixed in for good measure.
23:45:13@namurphy:matrix.orgNick MurphyThere does seem to be a lot of excitement over PlasmaPy though! I'm trying to get us to emphasize different aspects of scientific reproducibility too, so that it ends up in the final report.
17 Jan 2020
15:27:48@StanczakDominik:matrix.orgDominik StańczakHey, I've been able to integrate continuing the particle stepper PR for work! I also have a pretty neat example for it. Once I find time to clean the code up a little, I'll push it up there!
15:28:59@SolarDrew:matrix.orgSolarDrew🎉
23:50:25@Lemmata:matrix.orgLemmatum
  • Oh! And some good news! As I've mentioned a while ago, there is an ongoing Community Planning Process to produce a set of recommendations that the US Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Sciences will use to guide funding decisions over the next ~5-10 years. A few of us submitted community papers on PlasmaPy, scientific reproducibility, and equity/inclusion.

The draft strategic plan was released late yesterday. It includes a bunch of elements from these papers, including this!
Software/algorithms: Many areas of frontier plasma science require similar computational methods. Sharing and standardizing software can advance science by lowering the barrier to use and improving scientific reproducibility. DOE should support the development of a common open source codebase and promote the production of readable, reliable, and maintainable software. A model in this regard is the “PlasmaPy” project.

That's such great news! Especially the explicit mention of PlasmaPy! :)

23:54:55@Lemmata:matrix.orgLemmatum Dominik Stańczak: definitely prioritize taking care of yourself. I've been doing this since starting my new job and it makes a world of difference. Burnout and lack of sleep exhibit very similar symptoms to depression (speaking from experience). Regular sleep schedule and treating weekends like a real vacation are fundamental.
18 Jan 2020
12:51:01@redsharpbyte:matrix.orgredsharpbytesidenote: https://phys.org/news/2020-01-stable-semiconductor-neutron-detector.amp
23:49:18@ferdinand:converser.euferdinand joined the room.
21 Jan 2020
18:14:33@namurphy:matrix.orgNick Murphy A friendly reminder that we'll have our next community meeting in about 45 minutes at 19 UT on PlasmaPy's Jitsi channel. Please feel free to add things to the agenda & minutes google doc. Thanks!
20:01:56@namurphy:matrix.orgNick Murphy Here's the scheduling poll for the spring meeting at Bryn Mawr (near Philadelphia). This meeting will probably be on the small side, with the hope of having a larger meeting late this year or perhaps early next year.
23:06:33@rocco8773:matrix.orgrocco8773 Dominik Stańczak: Curiousity...where does the suggestion box form go when filled out? Does it automatically get posted to the Discourse forum?
23:06:54@rocco8773:matrix.orgrocco8773 * Dominik Stańczak: Curiousity...where does the suggestion box form go when filled out? Does it automatically get posted to the (Discourse forum)[https://plasmapy.discourse.group/c/suggestion-box/7]?
23:07:08@rocco8773:matrix.orgrocco8773 * Dominik Stańczak: Curiousity...where does the suggestion box form go when filled out? Does it automatically get posted to the Discourse forum?

There are no newer messages yet.


Back to Room List