Plasma Physics Colloquium 2008-2009

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).

10/24/08
Special Time: 2-3 PM in 233 Mudd
Chris Hegna, University of Wisconsin
"Nonlinear regime of ideal ballooning instabilities"
Host: David Maurer

10/31/08
Stanley M. Kaye, Deputy Program Director, NSTX
"Transport and Turbulence Physics in NSTX"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

11/7/08
Earl Scime, West Virginia University
"Ion Acceleration for Free?  Double Layer Formation in Expanding
Helicon Plasmas"

Host: David Maurer

12/5/08
Special Time: 2:10-3:10 PM
Stewart Zweben, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
"Experiments to Modify the Scrape-off layer in NSTX"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

1/23/09
Matt Stoneking, Lawrence University
"Nearly Steady-State Confinement of Electron Plasmas in a Purely Toroidal Magnetic Field"
Host: Thomas Pedersen

1/30/09
No colloquium

2/6/09
Steve Sabbagh, Columbia University/Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
"Macroscopic Stability Research on NSTX and a ReNeWed Future"
Host: Michael Mauel

2/13/09
Angel Ibarra, Head of the Fusion Technology Division,
Fusion National Lab, CIEMAT
"Fusion Technology Projects at Spain: IFMIF/EVEDA and TechnoFusion"
Host: Xabier Sarasola

2/20/9
Greg Hammett, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
"5-D Gyrokinetic Turbulence Simulations: 
Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges"

Host: Amiya Sen

2/27/09
John Rice, MIT
"Intrinsic and RF Driven Toroidal Rotation in Alcator C-Mod Plasmas"
Host: Michael Mauel

3/6/09
Troy Carter, UCLA
"Modifying turbulence and turbulent transport in LAPD using sheared flows and Alfven waves"
Host: Michael Mauel

3/13/09
Earl Marmar, PSFC, MIT
"Overview of Recent Results from the Alcator C-Mod Tokamak"
Host: Amiya Sen

3/20/09
No colloquium (Spring Break)

3/27/09
No colloquium

4/3/09
Ron Davidson, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
"Collective Interaction Processes and Nonlinear Dynamics of Nonneutral Plasmas and Intense Charged Particle Beams"
Host: Amiya Sen

4/10/09
Jeremy Lore, University of Wisconsin
"Neoclassical Electron Transport Barrier in the HSX Stellarator"
Host: David Maurer

4/17/09
Thomas Killian, Rice University
"Studying the Equilibration of Strongly Coupled Systems with Ultracold Plasmas"
Host: Thomas Pedersen


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