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 2008

February 6 -- Carlos Romero-Talamas, LLNL -- "Measurements and phenomenological modeling of magnetic flux buildup in spheromak plasmas"

February 20 -- Vincent Chan and Ron Stambaugh, General Atomics: "Overview and Projections of the Fusion Development Facility"

March 12 -- Abigail Rymer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory: "Plasma Injection at Saturn"

March 19 -- Spring Break

April 2 -- Samuel Cohen, PPPL -- "A Quicker Path to Clean Practical Fusion Power"

April 9 -- Rajesh Maingi, PPPL/Oak Ridge -- "Characteristics of Small ELMs in NSTX"

April 16 -- Will Fox, MIT -- "Magnetic Reconnection Experiments on the MIT Versatile Toroidal Facility"

April 21, 11 am (special date and time) -- Jan Weiland, Chalmers University/Euratom -- "Predictive Simuations of Spontaneous Rotation in JET"

April 23 -- Manolis Georgoulis, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory -- "An Interpretation of Magnetic Complexity in Solar Active Regions"

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