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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) Brief video interview
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) Brief video interview

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) Brief video interview
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 Brief video interview
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) Brief video interview
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) Brief video interview
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) Brief video interview