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 2010

January 27 -- Dr. Dana Longcope, Montana State University -- "Quantifying Magnetic Reconnection in the Solar Corona"

February 3 -- Dr. Jared Wahlstrand, IREAP -- "Quantum noise limits in femtosecond frequency combs"

February 17 -- Dr. Mehmet Yilmaz, U. Nevada - Reno -- "Radiative properties of L-shell Mo and K-shell Al plasmas from planar and cylindrical wire arrays imploded at 1 MA Z-pinch generator"

February 24 -- Dr. Olgerts Dumbrajs, Euratom/University of Latvia -- "The role of stochastization in fast MHD phenomena in ASDEX upgrade"

April 7 -- Dr. Daniel Gordon, Naval Research Laboratory -- "Angular momentum of light in blowout laser wakefields"

April 14 -- Dr. Richard Berger, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- "Propagation and Stimulated Scattering of Laser Light at the National Ignition Facility"

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