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 2005


January 31--G.R. Tynan and C.H. Holland, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD -- "Observation of shear layer formation from drift turbulence in a cylindrical plasma device"


February 2 -- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

February 9 -- Parvez N. Guzdar, IREAP -- "A theory of the High confined (H)-mode in tokamak plasmas"

February 16 -- Peter Yoon, IPST, Univ. of Maryland-- "Exact Energy Principle in Current Sheet Dynamics" 

February 23 -- Dough Witherspoon, Hyper-V -- "CANCELLED" 

March 2 -- Adil Hassam, University of Maryland -- "Divergent Subcritical Convection in Magnetized Plasma from Asymmetric Heating"

March 9 -- Jonathan Eastwood, GSFC -- "Cluster Observations of Magnetotail Dynamics: Using Multi-point Observations to Establish Plasma Dynamics"

March 16 -- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

March 23 -- Don Fairfield, GSFC -- "Re-scheduled to March 30, 2005"

March 30 -- Don Fairfield, GSFC -- "Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves on the Flanks of Earth's Magnetosphere"

April 6 -- Bill Amatucci, NRL -- "Re-scheduled to April 30, 2005"

April 13 -- Bill Amatucci, NRL -- "Experimental Investigation of Whistler and Lower Hybrid Wave Characteristics"

April 20 -- Hyeon K. Park, PPPL -- "Self-organized temperature redistribution of m=1 mode (sawtooth) oscillation on TEXTOR*"

April 27 -- Paul Cassak, IREAP -- "Magnetic Reconnection Onset: A New Mechanism"

May 4 -- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

May 11 -- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

May 18 -- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

May 25 -- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED
 

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