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The 2021 Princeton-Combustion Institute Summer School on Combustion took place from 21-25 June 2021. This session celebrated the 12th anniversary of the Princeton Summer School since its inception in 2010. Due to the restrictions and limitation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the session was conducted completely virtual. This limitation, and hence the absence of the need to travel, turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it led to a record number of 292 participants, which is almost 50% more than previous years. Graduate students, postdocs, faculty members, and industrial researchers from 31 countries and five continents, North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, attended the live lectures and virtually interacted with the lecturers.

The academic program consisted of four 15-hour courses delivered over a five-day period. As in previous sessions, the lectures covered a wide range of topics including chemical kinetics, combustion theories, turbulence, and advanced combustion areas, delivered by esteemed lecturers: Combustion Chemistry by Dr. Philippe Dagaut (CNRS-INSIS), Dynamics of Combustion Waves by Prof. Paul Clavin (Aix-Marseille Université), Turbulent Combustion jointly by Prof. Epaminondas Mastorakos (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Swetaprovo Chaudhuri (University of Toronto), Plasma-Assisted Combustion by Prof. Yiguang Ju (Princeton University), and Mechanism/Model Reduction and Advanced Chemistry Solvers by Prof. Tianfeng Lu (University of Connecticut).

Lectures were recorded and, together with the lecture notes, are openly available to the public at the summer school website.

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