Plasma Physics Colloquium 2007-2008

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 2007 Coordinator, Prof. Michael Mauel
Spring 2008 Coordinator, Prof. Thomas Pedersen

9/18/07
Tuesday, 3:10-4:10 p.m., Room 210 Mudd, APAM Conference Room
Olaf Grulke, MPI for Plasma Physics
Radial propagation of structures in turbulence

Host: Thomas Pedersen

9/21/07
Martin Peng, Oak Ridge National Lab
Nuclear Component Testing as an Approach to Demo Science
Host: Thomas Pedersen

9/28/07
No colloquium

10/5/07
No colloquium

10/12/07
Elena Belova, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Numerical Modeling of Field Reversed Configurations
Host: Michael Mauel

10/19/07
No colloquium

10/26/07
Steve Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Lab
Materials Science under Extreme Conditions: Unlocking the Potential of Fusion Energy
Host: Michael Mauel

11/2/07
Cancelled

11/9/07
No colloquium

11/16/07

No colloquium (APS-DPP)

11/20/07
Tuesday, 2:40 p.m. in Room 210 Mudd
Santhosh Kumar, Australian National University
"Magnetic islands and confinement in the H-1NF heliac"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

11/23/07

No colloquium (University Holiday)

11/30/07
Xianzhu Tang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Host: Michael Mauel

12/7/07
Special Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 214 Mudd
Jon Menard
, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Recent research highlights from the National Spherical Torus eXperiment (NSTX)"
Host: Michael Mauel

1/25/08
Thomas Klinger, IPP-Greifswald, Germany
"Progress and plans for W7-X"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

2/1/08

Darren Garnier, Columbia University/M.I.T. Plasma Science and Fusion Center
"First Flight of the Levitated Dipole Experiment"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

2/8/08
K.A. Lynch, Dartmouth College
"Measuring thermal plasmas in the laboratory and in space"

Host: Thomas Pedersen

2/15/08
No Colloquium

2/22/08
Nikolai Gorelenkov, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Energetic Particles and Alfven Instabilities in Magnetic Fusion"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

2/29/08
Eric Fredrickson, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
"Fast ion driven instabilities and phase space structures"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

3/7/08
Joint Plasma Physics/Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Jan Hesthaven, Brown University
"A first few steps toward a new generation of particle-in-cell (PIC) modeling tools for kinetic plasma physics"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

3/14/08
Brian Wirth, University of California, Berkeley
"Multiscale Investigation of Irradiation Effects and
the Promise of Irradiation Resistant Materials"

Host: Thomas Pedersen

3/21/08
No Colloquium - Spring Break

3/28/08
Abhay Ram, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT
"Electron Cyclotron Current Drive in Spherical Tokamaks -
a Crystal Ball Peek into ITER"

Host: Thomas Pedersen

4/4/08
Gennady Fiksel, University of Wisconsin
"Ions in the Reversed Field Pinch: Momentum Transport, Heating, & Confinement"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

4/10/08
Thursday, 3:10 PM, Room 210 Mudd, APAM Conference Room
Cary Forest, University of Wisconsin
"Turbulent Liquid Metal Dynamo Experiments"
Host: Thomas Pedersen



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