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 2011

January 20 (special time: 2:00 pm)-- Dr. Hyeon K. Park, POSTECH, Korea -- "Physics of Incomplete Reconnection Process of the Sawtooth Crash and Recent Results from the KSTAR 2-D ECE Imaging System"

February 22 (special time: 2:00 pm)-- Dr. Bedros Afeyan, Polymath Research, Inc. -- "Optimal Control of Nonlinear Optical Instabilities in Plasmas Using STUD Pulses"

March 9 -- Dr. Mikhail Sitnov, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory -- "Melon seed effect in collisionless magnetic reconnection "

May 4 -- Dr. Seiji Zenitani, Goddard Space Flight Center -- "Resistive MHD studies of magnetic reconnection" and "A frame-independent measure of the dissipation region in collisionless magnetic reconnection"

May 18 -- Dr. S. Y. Kalmykov, University of Nebraska - Lincoln -- "Electron self-injection into an evolving plasma bubble: toward a dark current free GeV-scale laser plasma accelerator"

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