Plasma Physics Seminar (Phys 769)

  • The Plasma Physics Seminar is held on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 in the Engineering 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


September 10--Prof. Kazuo Minami, Niigata University, Japan--"Collisionless Plasma in Superfluid Liquid Helium Part I" (Special time 10:30 AM)

September 17--Prof. Kazuo Minami, Niigata University, Japan--"Collisionless Plasma in Superfluid Liquid Helium Part II"

September 24-- Dr. Parvez N Guzdar, IREAP, University of Maryland--"Self-organizing improved confinement transitions in tokamaks: Comparison of theory and observations"

October 1--Prof. Adil Hassam, IREAP, University of Maryland--Tutorial: "The Equations of Plasma Physics:  What to use When and Why. Part 1"

October 8--Prof. Adil Hassam, IREAP, University of Maryland--Tutorial: "The Equations of Plasma Physics:  What to use When and Why. Part 2"

October 15-- Dr. Mikhail Sitnov, University of Maryland-- "Modeling thin current sheets in the tail of the Earth's magnetosphere and laboratory plasmas"

October 22-- Yi-Min Huang, Department of Physics, University of Maryland--"MHD Stability of Centrifugally Confined Plasmas"

October 29-- NO SEMINAR... APS-DPP Annual Meeting

November 5-- Dr. Wally Manheimer, Plasma Physics Division, NRL--"I've Looked at Clouds from Inside Now - The NRL high-power 94 GHz WARLOC Radar as a Cloud Sensor"

November 12-- Prof. Sergiy Cherenshchykov, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Ukraine; "High-Current Electron Gun with Secondary Emission"

November 19--NO SEMINAR

November 26-- NO SEMINAR... Thanksgiving

December 3-- Prof. Bill Dorland, IREAP and CSCAMM, University of Maryland--Tutorial: "Computational Techniques for Plasma Physics"

December 10-- NO SEMINAR