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 2007


February 16 -- Thomas Pedersen, Columbia University -- " Non-neutral plasmas in the CNT stellarator"

February 21 -- Dr. Seiji Zenitani, GSFC/NASA Goddard Center -- "Particle Acceleration And Magnetic Dissipation Processes In The Plasma Sheets Of Relativistic Pair Plasmas"

March 14 -- Dionisios Margetis, Department of Mathematics & IPST, University of Maryland -- "Recent surprises in asymptotics for continuum mechanics"

April 11 -- Marc Swisdak, IREAP, University of Maryland -- "Magnetic Reconnection: Basic Theory and Modern Experiments"

April 18 -- Robert Goldston, Jonathan Menard, PPPL, Princeton -- "The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy: Crossing the Next Frontier"


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