PlasmaPy: Beginning a Community Python Package for Plasma Physics

PlasmaPy is a new openly-developed community Python package for plasma physics. This package strives to provide the core functionality that is needed to foster the creation of a fully open source Python ecosystem for laboratory, heliospheric, and astrophysical plasmas. After describing the functionality of our first release and plans for future development, we will discuss the extensive lessons we have learned while starting an open source project for a large scientific community. We will conclude with a series of puns about computational magnetohydrodynamics.

 Speaker: Nicholas Murphy, Harvard University
 Speaker: Dominik Stańczak, PlasmaPy
 Speaker: Pawel Kozlowski, West Virginia University
 Speaker: Andrew Leonard, Aperio Software
 Speaker: Tulasi Parashar, University of Delaware