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Seminars 2014-2015

Fall 2014

Date Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 17 September 2014 Prof. Paul Bellan California Institute of Technology Experimental Exploration of Dynamic, Astrophysically-Relevant MHD Plasmas Watch the lecture Download slides: (PPTX, 19.5 MB)
Monday 29 September 2014 Prof. Brian W. O'Shea Michigan State University (Sabbatical Visitor - UM Dept. of Astronomy) Galaxy Clusters: Laboratories for Extreme Plasma Physics Joint HEP/Astrophysics-MIPSE seminar Download slides: (PDF, 12.4 MB)
Wednesday 8 October 2014 Prof. Gottlieb Oehrlein University of Maryland Low-Temperature Plasma Surface Interactions: Nanoscale Graphitic Film Formation, Atomic Layer Etching and Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Modification of Biomolecules Watch the lecture Download slides: (PPTX, 7.7 MB)
Wednesday 15 October 2014 Prof. Andrew Christlieb University of Maryland The Role of Benchmark Tests Problems and Developing High Order Kinetic Methods Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 16 MB)
Wednesday 19 November 2014 Dr. Jonathan Poggie The Air Force Research Laboratory Numerical Modeling of Flow Control with Electrical Discharges Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 11.2 MB)
Wednesday 10 December 2014 Prof. Amy Wendt University of Wisconsin-Madison Noninvasive Measurements of Plasma Parameters Via Optical Emission Spectroscopy Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 13 MB)

Winter 2015

Date Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 14 January 2015 Prof. Sarah Stewart-Mukhopadhyay UC Davis Reaching the Extremes of Planet Formation: Shockwave Experiments in the Giant Impact Regime Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 7 MB)
Monday 26 January 2015 Dr. Damiano Caprioli Princeton University First-Principles Simulations of Particle Acceleration at Astrophysical Shocks Joint Physics/MIPSE seminar Download slides: (PDF, 11 MB)
Wednesday 28 January 2015 Dr. Donald Shiffler The Air Force Research Laboratory Fowler-Nordheim, Field Emission and Field Enhancement
Wednesday 11 February 2015 Dr. Dan Goebel NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Asteroid Retrieval and Mining using High Power Electric Propulsion Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 41 MB)
Wednesday 11 March 2015 Dr. Ronnie Shepherd Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Extremely Difficult, Hard to Validate, Painful to Analyze (but Exciting!): Experiments Studying Radiation and Heat Transport of Laboratory Plasmas at near Astrophysical Conditions Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 5 MB)
Wednesday 18 March 2015 Dr. Patric Muggli Max Planck Institute for Physics, Germany Plasma Wakefield Acceleration of Charged Particles Watch the lecture Download slides: (PDF, 40 MB)