Hello: This is the first announcement for a US-Japan workshop on compact torus plasmas to be held at Swarthmore College (near Philadelphia, USA) immediately after the APS-DPP meeting (also held in Philadelphia, USA). For those of you planning your trip to APS-DPP, I wanted to get the word out early. Abstract deadlines for APS-DPP are this Friday July 21. The last US-Japan workshop was held in Himeji sponsored by Nagata-san. This e-mail list was constructed from lists of the last two US-Japan workshops (Himeji in 2005 and Los Alamos 2004). Forgive me if you receive duplicate e-mails. If you are no longer interested in receiving information, let me know and I'll remove you from this list. In addition, please inform other colleagues. I'll try to form a more compact e-mail list for a second announcement. The preliminary plan is to ask participants to stay at their APS hotel in downtown Philadelphia one extra night (Friday, Nov 3). I'm working on having a symposium here at Swarthmore late afternoon, early evening Th Nov. 2. I would like to have a public lecture and perhaps a panel discussion that evening on our program. Friday Nov 3, we will have poster sessions and a tour of the SSX lab (I don't want to interfere too much with APS activities that morning). Our main workshop will be Friday afternoon Nov 3 and Saturday morning Nov 4. The banquet will be Friday night. I propose as a theme: "The role of flow in compact torus plasmas". The Philadelphia rail system (SEPTA) has a stop right on campus at Swarthmore and several stops downtown on the R3 line: http://www.septa.org/service/rr_schedules.html. The travel time between Philadelphia and Swarthmore is about 25 minutes. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the US. There are lots of interesting sites and activities in the area. cheers, mb Contact information: Japan: Tsutomu Takahashi, Nihon University, e-mail: tom@pyxis.phys.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp US: Mike Brown, Swarthmore College, e-mail: doc@swarthmore.edu