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SEMINAR SERIES

MIPSE sponsors a seminar series, inviting leading international researchers to the UM campus. MIPSE also co-sponsors seminars with departments on topics related to PSE.

Upcoming Seminars
Past Seminars

Winter 2016

Download Winter 2016 Seminar Schedule

Date,
Time, Location

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title, Abstract

Wednesday
13 January 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Steven Cowley
TED Talk, 2009
UK Atomic Energy Authority and Imperial College, London

Reducing the Cost and Scale of Fusion Devices and the Problem of Stability

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Download slides: (PPT, 13 MB)

Wednesday
27 January 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Dr. Brad Hoff
AFRL

Novel Plasma and Electron Beam Source Studies at AFRL

Download slides: (PPTX, 115 MB), (PDF, 4.6 MB)

Wednesday
10 February 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Ellen Zweibel
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Macrophysics and Microphysics of Cosmic Rays

Wednesday
24 February 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Michael Kong
Old Dominion University

Coding Plasma Chemistry for Cellular Metabolism

Wednesday
23 March 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Alexander Schekochihin
University of Oxford, UK

Plasma Dynamo at Last?

Wednesday
13 April 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Dr. John Edwards
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

In Pursuit of Ignition at the National Ignition Facility - Progress and Challenges

Fall 2015

Download Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Date,
Time, Location

Speaker (Affiliation)

Title, Abstract

Wednesday
16 September 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Uri Shumlak
University of Washington

Compact Approach to Fusion Energy with the Sheared Flow Stabilized Z-Pinch

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Download slides: (PPT, 31.1 MB), (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Wednesday
30 September 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Sergey Macheret
Purdue University

Microplasmas for Reconfigurable Radio-Frequency Electronics

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Wednesday
7 October 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Dr. Edmund Synakowski
U.S. Department of Energy

Leading Challenges and the Role of Transformation in the Fusion and Plasma Sciences
Graduate Student Symposium - Special Seminar

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Download slides: (PPTX, 21.2 MB)

Wednesday
9 December 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1005 EECS

Prof. Lyon (Brad) King
Michigan Technological University

Plasma in a Bottle: The Strange Dynamics of Superparamagnetic Ionic Liquids

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Download slides: (PPTX, 57.6 MB), (PDF, 9.1 MB)

In appreciation of their wonderful seminars, MIPSE speakers are presented with the official "MIPSE Mug".

Uri Shumlak

Uri Shumlak with Mark Kushner, 09/16/2015

Sergey Macheret

Sergey Macheret with Iain Boyd, 09/30/2015

Edmund Synakowski

Edmund Synakowski with Mark Kushner, 10/7/2015

Brad King

Brad King with Alec Gallimore, 12/11/2015

Steven Cowley

Steven Cowley with Karl Krushelnick, 01/13/2016

Brad Hoff

Brad Hoff with YY Lau, 01/27/2016