Plasma Physics Colloquium 2005-2006

The Plasma Physics Colloquium meets on Friday afternoons, when classes are in session, from 2:00-3:00 PM in Room 210 or 214 Mudd (unless otherwise noted).

Fall 2005 Coordinator, Prof. Gerald Navratil
Spring 2006 Coordinator, Prof. Michael Mauel

9/9/05
Haruhiko Himura, Kyoto Inst. of Tech.
"Helical nonneutral experiments on Compact Helical System"

9/16/05
No Colloquium

9/23/05
Jan Egedal, MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center
"Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas; a Celestial Phenomenon in the Laboratory"

9/30/05
Aaron Sontag, Columbia/PPPL
"Rotational Stabilization of the Resistive Wall Mode in NSTX"

10/7/05
Darren Garnier, M.I.T. Plasma Science & Fusion Center
"Production and Study of High-Beta Plasma Confined by a Superconducting Dipole Magnet"

10/14/05
Raymond Fonck, Univ. of Wisconsin
"Burning Plasmas and Development of a National U.S. Burning Plasma Organization"

10/21/05
No Colloquium

10/28/05

No Colloquium

11/4/05
No Colloquium

11/11/05
Cancelled

11/18/05

E. Michael Campbell, General Atomics
"Fast Ignition: An Innovative Approach to Fusion"

11/25/05
No Colloquium

12/2/05
Greg Hammett, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
"A Renormalized Theory of Noise and Its Effect on Particle-In-Cell Simulations
of Plasma Turbulence"

3/3/06
John Canik, Univ. of Wisconsin
"Reduced Transport through Quasisymmetry in HSX"

3/10/06
Scott McDermott, Goldman Sachs
"Perceptions of what physics graduates can offer the financial services industry"

3/17/06
Richard Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Texas
"A simple model of the resistive wall mode in HBT-EP"

3/24/06
William Heidbrink, Univ. of California, Irvine
"Nonlinear Dynamics of Fast-ion Driven Instabilities"

3/31/06
Darin Ernst, M.I.T.
"Role of Trapped Electron Mode Turbulence in Alcator C-Mod Internal Transport Barriers"

4/7/06
Amitava Bhattacharjee, Univ. of New Hampshire
"Sawtooth Crash in Tokamaks and Magnetotail Substorms:
Explosive Phenomena in Laboratory and Space"

4/14/06
No Colloquium

4/21/06
Bruce Lipschultz, M.I.T.
"Boundary and divertor physics issues: moving towards a fusion reactor"

4/28/06
Barrett Rogers, Dartmouth College
"Plasma turbulence in a closed field line geometry"

5/2/06
Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 PM, Room 214 Mudd
Andrea Scarabosio, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale
"Plasma Rotation and Momentum Transport in the TCV Tokamak"

5/5/06
Donald Gurnett, Univ. of Iowa
"Whistler-Mode Emissions in Planetary Magnetospheres"

5/12/06
George Tynan, Univ. of California, San Diego
"Observation of Turbulent-driven Shear Flow in a Cylindrical Laboratory Plasma Device"


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