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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.

Video recordings of MIPSE seminars are posted on this website with permission of the speaker. An audio transcript is also posted for those seminars that were delivered by Zoom. The transcript is computer generated and may not replicate the speaker's words. For an accurate recording of the speakers words, please watch the video. The University of Michigan and the speakers do not take any responsibility for errors in the transcript. Quoting from the transcript is prohibited.

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 Brief video interview
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 Brief video interview
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 Brief video interview
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

Winter 2021

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 Presentation: PPTX (3.4 GB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 10 February 2021 Prof. Troy Carter University of California, Los Angeles Special MIPSE seminar Powering the Future: Fusion & Plasmas, the FESAC Long Range Planning Report Presentation: PDF (12 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Friday 26 February 2021 4:00 pm (US Eastern time) Prof. Scott Baalrud University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Joint NERS-MIPSE seminar Is This Even a Plasma? Physics of Strongly Coupled Plasmas Presentation: PPTX (183 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 10 March 2021 3:30 pm (US Eastern time) Dr. Sedina Tsikata CNRS, Orléans, France Joint MIPSE-OLTP seminar Shining a Light on the Complex Physics of Low-temperature Plasmas Presentation: PDF (2 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Thursday 11 March 2021 2:00 pm (US Eastern time) Prof. Warren Mori University of California, Los Angeles Joint MICDE-MIPSE seminar Plasma Based Acceleration and the Role of High Fidelity Simulations in Its Development
Wednesday 24 March 2021 3:30 pm (US Eastern time) Dr. Richard Gottscho Lam Research Rethinking the Art of Plasma Etch Presentation: PDF (6 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 31 March 2021 3:30 pm (US Eastern time) Prof. Justin Little University of Washington Early Career Lecturer seminar Mode Transitions in Low-temperature Aerospace Plasmas Presentation: PDF (53 MB) Video recording Audio transcript
Wednesday 14 April 2021 3:30 pm (US Eastern time) Prof. Andrei Smolyakov University of Saskatchewan, Canada Physics of Partially Magnetized ExB Plasmas in the Laboratory and Space Presentation: PDF (5 MB) Video recording Audio transcript