Plasma Physics Seminar (Phys 769)

  • The Plasma Physics Seminar is held on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 in the Energy Research Facility (Building 223) in room 1207.

  • Theoreticians and experimentalists from the University of Maryland and other institutions in the area will present topics of interest to the plasma physics community.

  • The focus will be on presenting material at a level that is largely accessible to graduate students who are beginning their research in plasma physics.  A number of tutorial talks will be given throughout the year, which will present broader topics with an emphasis on developing key concepts from a pedagogical perspective.


Schedule -- Spring 2004


January 21--Dr.  Swadesh Mahajan, Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas-- "Flows, Classical Perfect Diamagnetism: Some Thought Experiments"

January 28-- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

February 4-- Dr. Marc Swisdak, IREAP, University of Maryland-- "Magnetic Reconnection: An Overview and Current Problems"

February 11-- Dr. Tomoya Tatsuno, IREAP, University of Maryland-- "Destabilizing effect of shear flow without inflection point in ideal MHD plasma"                                                                                           
February 18--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

February 25-- Dr. Michael Hesse,  NASA-- "Anti-parallel and Component Magnetic Reconnection: A Comparison"

March 3-- Prof. Tom Antonsen, IREAP Univeristy of Maryland-- Plasma Tutorial (special time 3:00): "Models for the Interaction of Intense Laser Pulses with Tenuous Plasma"

March 10-- Prof. Thomas Pedersen, Columbia University-- "Confinement of non-neutral and electron-positron plasmas in the CNT stellarator"

March 17-- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

March 24-- CSCAMM Program, "Numerical Methods for Plasma Astrophysics"-- More information at: http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/npa04/

March 31-- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

April 7-- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

April 14-- Prof. R.F. Ellis, IREAP, University of Maryland--"Latest Results on Stable Supersonic Rotation in the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment"

April 21-- Informal Workshop on Thin Current Sheets: April 19-21-- More information at: http://www.ireap.umd.edu/~sitnov/TCS/

April 28-- Dr. Rami Kishek, IREAP University of Maryland--"The University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER): A Platform for Investigating Dissipation and Chaotic Mixing in Intense Beams"

May 5-- Andrew Tillotson, Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland-- "Modeling the Magnetorotational Instability in Nearly Inviscid Systems" CANCELED

Fall 2003 Schedule Archive