In the last three decades theoretical and experimental progress has led to a substantial integration of nonlinear effects in modeling and understanding of plasma dynamics. Particle acceleration mechanisms, collisionless shocks, magnetic reconnection, and flow and wave turbulence are only a few of the facets of complex dynamics in space or laboratory plasmas. Moreover, the realistic behavior of plasmas in geospace, solar, and fusion environments is modulated by strong interactions with adjacent plasmas or boundaries. Large-scale coherence emerges even in weakly-coupled, multi-scale plasmas. Accurate modeling and prediction of nonlinear plasma systems has demanded development and use of new theoretical and numerical methods. The meeting will review recent key developments and help chart the exciting future of nonlinear plasma science.
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