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Seminars 2010-2011

Fall 2010

Date Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 15 September 2010 Prof. William Dorland The University of Maryland Turbulent Plasmas in Astrophysics and Fusion Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF)
Wednesday 29 September 2010 Dr. Bruce Remington Inertial Confinement Fusion Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory From High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics to Extreme Materials Science: Pushing the Frontiers of Experimental Science (Opening the MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium) Download slides: (PDF)
Wednesday 27 October 2010 Prof. Earl Scime West Virginia University Neutral Atom Imaging of the Terrestrial Magnetosphere (Joint with Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences) Download slides: (PPT)
Wednesday 17 November 2010 Prof. Edgar Choueiri Princeton University Ion Acceleration by Beating Electrostatic Waves: Theory, Experiments and Relevance to Spacecraft Propulsion Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF)
Wednesday 1 December 2010 Prof. Valery Godyak RF Plasma Consulting/University of Michigan Physics of Low Pressure Inductive Discharges Watch the lecture Download slides: (PPT)
Wednesday 8 December 2010 Prof. Heather Canavan The University of New Mexico Plasma Polymerization of Biocompatible Thin Films: Applications of rf Plasmas in Biomedical Engineering Watch the lecture Download slides (PPT) Movie: Rat heart cell sheets beating in vitro (MPEG) Movie: Rat heart cell sheets beating in vivo (MPEG)

Winter 2011

Date Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 12 January 2011 Prof. David Graves University of California, Berkeley When Low Temperature Plasmas Meet Surfaces Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF)
Wednesday 19 January 2011 Prof. Nathaniel Fisch Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Compressing Waves in Plasma Watch the lecture
Tuesday 8 February 2011 Dr. Phillip Colella Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory High-Resolution and Adaptive Methods for Plasma Physics Joint seminar with AOSS and NERS
Wednesday 16 March 2011 Prof. Edl Schamiloglu The University of New Mexico Mode Switching in Relativistic Magnetrons and Hysteresis Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF)
Wednesday 30 March 2011 Prof. John Verboncoeur Michigan State University Microwave-Driven Breakdown: From Dielectric Surface Multipactor to Ionization Discharge Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF)
Wednesday 6 April 2011 Prof. Javad Mostaghimi University of Toronto Dynamics of Droplet Impact and Solidification in Plasma Spray Process Watch the lecture Download slides: (ZIP)
Wednesday 13 April 2011 Prof. Warren Mori University of California, Los Angeles Plasma Based Acceleration: A Path Towards Compact Particle Accelerators Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF)

Summer 2011

Date, Time, Location Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 27 July 2011 Prof. Gerrit Kroesen Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Unraveling Electrical Fields, Ion Densities and Dust Particle Charge in an RF Plasma Sheath by Single Particle Experiments under Hypergravity and Microgravity Conditions Download slides: (PPTX) Centrifuge Movie: Centrifuge Movie (WMV) Zero-G Movie: (AVI)
Monday 1 August 2011 Prof. R. Paul Drake University of Michigan Status of the National Ignition Campaign Joint Seminar with AOSS