Plasma Physics Colloquium 2006-2007

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 2006 Coordinator, Prof. Thomas Pedersen
Spring 2007 Coordinator, Prof. Amiya Sen


9/15/06

Joan Marler, Lawrence University
"Trapping Electron Plasmas in a Purely Toroidal Magnetic Field"

9/22/06
Bernhard Seiwald University of Graz, Austria
"Optimizing stellarators with fixed coil design with respect to neoclassical transport"

9/29/06
Brian Nelson, University of Washington
"Overview and Recent Results from the University of Washington Plasma Physics Program"

10/6/06
Ned Sauthoff, Oak Ridge National Lab
"ITER: An International Partnership to Study Self-heated "Burning" Plasmas"

10/13/06
Dennis Whyte, MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center
"Disruption mitigation and tritium control in ITER: Progress and challenges"

10/20/06
Rostislav Spektor, Princeton University
"Electrostatic wave heating"

10/27/06
Alexander Klein, MIT/JET
"Active MHD spectroscopy on the Joint European Torus"

11/3/06
No Colloquium

11/9/06
Thursday, 3:00 PM, Room 233 Mudd
Johan Anderson
"Nonlinear Dynamics of Zonal Flows"

11/10/06
Gustavo Granucci, Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
"Application of ECRH/ECCD on FTU: an overview of recent results"

11/17/06
Jill Foley, Nova Photonics, Inc.
"Development of the motional Stark effect with laser-induced fluorescence diagnostic"

11/24/06
No Colloquium

12/1/06
Ed Lazarus, Oak Ridge National Lab
"Sawtooth oscillations in shaped plasmas"

12/8/06
2:30-3:30 PM, Room 233 Mudd
Troy Carter, UCLA
"Nonlinear Interactions Between Alfven Waves in a Laboratory Plasma"

2/2/07
David Gates, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Progress towards steady state operation on NSTX"

2/9/07
Andrei Beloborodov, Columbia/Physics
"Plasma Corona of Neutron Stars with Ultra-Strong Magnetic Fields"

2/16/07
W.W. Lee, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Integrated Kinetic Simulation of Fusion Plasmas: Paths to Petascale Computing"

2/23/07
Rick Ellis, University of Maryland
"The Maryland Centrifugal Experiment: Progress and Plans"

3/2/07
Ronald Parker, M.I.T.
"Initial Results of Lower Hybrid Current Drive Experiments in Alcator C-Mod"

3/9/07
Ahmet Y. Aydemir, Univ. of Texas, Austin
"Tokamak edge and scrape-off layer flows from an MHD perspective"

3/16/07
No seminar

3/23/07
Robert Kaita, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Research on Lithium as a Plasma-Facing Component for Low Recycling and High Power Density Handling at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory"

3/30/07
Nuno Loureiro, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Magnetic Islands Driven by External Perturbations"

4/6/07
Rob Goldston & John Menard, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy: Crossing the Next Frontier"

4/13/07
Jong-Kyu Park, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Ideal response of tokamak plasma to three dimensional magnetic perturbation"

4/20/07
Paul Schoch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"HIBP Measurements of Zonal Flows"


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