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Seminars 2020-2021

Considering the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, the MIPSE Executive Committee has decided to conduct all MIPSE seminars in 2020-2021 academic year virtually. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the MIPSE community a day before each seminar; to join the mailing list, or to request accessibility accommodations, please send an email to mipse-central@umich.edu.

Winter 2021

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Date, Time, Location Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 27 January 2021 Dr. Nicola Fox NASA Heliophysics Division Joint MIPSE-Space Institute seminar Journey to the Sun Google calendar iCal
Wednesday 10 March 2021 Dr. Sedina Tsikata CNRS, Orléans, France Shining a Light on the Complex Physics of Low-temperature Plasmas Google calendar iCal
Wednesday 24 March 2021 Dr. Richard Gottscho Lam Research Rethinking the Art of Plasma Etch Google calendar iCal
Wednesday 31 March 2021 Prof. Justin Little University of Washington Early Career Lecturer seminar Mode Transitions in Low-temperature Aerospace Plasmas Google calendar iCal
Wednesday 14 April 2021 Prof. Andrei Smolyakov University of Saskatchewan, Canada Physics of Partially Magnetized ExB Plasmas in the Laboratory and Space Google calendar iCal

Fall 2020

Date, Time, Location Speaker (Affiliation) Title, Abstract, Presentation
Wednesday 30 September 2020 Virtual seminar Prof. Jorge Rocca Colorado State University Relativistic Nanophotonics: Creating Extreme Plasma Conditions and Fields with Ultrafast Lasers Presentation: PDF (164 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 21 October 2020 Virtual seminar Dr. Derek Schaeffer Princeton University Early Career Lecturer seminar Bringing Cosmic Shock Waves Down to Earth Presentation: PDF (67 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 4 November 2020 Virtual seminar Dr. Frank Graziani Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Quantum Hydrodynamics and Rayleigh-Taylor Instability Video recording (two parts, due to a technical issue): part 1, part 2 Audio transcript
Wednesday 18 November 2020 Virtual seminar Dr. Sarah Nelson National Nuclear Security Administration Lasers, Z Pinches, and Nuclear Weapons: The Importance of Plasma Physics to the NNSA Presentation: PDF (19 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 2 December 2020 Virtual seminar Prof. Stephanie Diem University of Wisconsin-Madison Exploring Transformative Startup Solutions for Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasmas Presentation: PDF (79 MB) Video recording Audio transcript