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 - Fall 2004


September 1--Dr.  Andrew Tillotson, IREAP, University of Maryland-- "Modeling the Magnetorotational Instability in Nearly Inviscid Systems"


September 8-- NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

September 15-- Dr. Michael Hesse, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-- "Magnetic topology, parallel electric fields, and magnetic flux transport in general magnetic reconnection"

September 22-- Dr. George Zaslavsky, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University-- "Chaotic and Pseudochaotic Field Lines"   

September 29-- Dr. Brian Hunt, Department of Matematics, University of Maryland-- "Determining the Initial Conditions for a Forecast" 

October 6-- Dr. Mark Walter, IREAP, University of Maryland-- "Status of the University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER): Ring Closure and the Dawn of Multi-turn Operation"

October 13--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

October 20-- Dr. Shin Ohtani, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory-- "Tail Substorm Dynamics: Why are we Still Talking About Substorms?"

October 27-- Dr. H. Karimabadi, UCSD / SciberNet, Inc.-- "A new Asynchronous Plasma Simulation Technique - The Only Hope for Understanding Multi-scale Problems Like Reconnection?"

November 3-- Dr. C. Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland-- "Black holes and the termination of galaxy formation"

November 10-- Dr. Sarah Messer, Naval Research Laboratory-- "Laboratory Investigations of Magnetospheric Reconnection"

November 17--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

November 24--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

December 1-- Dr. Richard Hubbard, Naval Research Laboratory-- "Electron Injection, Optical Guiding, and Acceleration in Laser Wakefield Accelerators"

December 8-- Dr. David Blackwell, Naval Research Laboratory-- "Plasma Impedance Measurements and Determination of Plasma Parameters"

December 15--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

December 22--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

December29--NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED


Spring 2004 Schedule Archive
Fall 2003 Schedule Archive