Whitepaper #245 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research. Additional topics: fundamental space plasma theory.
This white paper argues for the merit in addressing space physics problems that are core to plasma physics, regardless of discipline or application. We recommend: 1) Consider plasma physics to be a fundamental science topic within space physics and therefore relevant to NASA investigations, and 2) annual solicitation of the NASA B.3 Heliophysics Theory, Modeling, and Simulations (HTMS) program.