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 2009

February 11 -- Dr. Sergei Nikitin, Naval Research Laboratory -- "Production of Cumulative Jets Generated by Laser-Driven Collapsing Hollow Cones"

March 4 -- Dr. Gabriel Plunk, IREAP -- "The Dual Cascade in Gyrokinetic Phase-Space Turbulence"

March 11 -- Dr. Phillip Sprangle, Naval Research Laboratory -- "Atmospheric Propagation of Incoherently Combined Fiber Lasers for Power Beaming Applications"

March 12 -- NOTE: SPECIAL DATE -- Dr. Yi-Min Huang, U. of New Hampshire -- "Effects of Line-tying on the Resistive Tearing Instability"

April 1 -- Dr. Bengt Eliasson, Ruhr University Bochum -- "Monoenergetic Proton Acceleration by Intense Laser Beams"

April 8 -- Dr. Darren Garnier, MIT -- "Observation of plasma convection and transport in the Levitated Dipole Experiment"

April 29 -- Dr. Howard Milchberg, IREAP -- "Propagation of high intensity optical/plasma filaments in atmospheric quantum wakes"

(postponed) -- Dr. Richard Majeski, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory -- "TBD"

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