Plasma Seminars 2015-2016

Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330


Seminar Coordinator: Seth Dorfman

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Affiliation Talk title Flyer with abstract
Friday, April 29
1-2PM
Christian Fronsdal UCLA

How to analyze certain experiments

Flyer
Friday, May 13
1-2PM

Laszlo Bardoczi

UCLA

Multi-field/-scale Interactions of Turbulence with Neoclassical Tearing Modes and Impact on Plasma Confinement in the DIII-D Tokamak

Flyer
Friday, June 3
1-2PM
Kshitish Barada UCLA Measurement of Local, Internal Magnetic Fluctuations via Cross Polarization Scattering in the DIII-D Tokamak Flyer
         

Winter 2016

Date Speaker Affiliation Talk title Flyer with abstract
Friday,
Jan 22
2-3PM

Nathan Howard

MIT

Understanding Turbulence in Tokamak Plasmas Using Dedicated Experiments and Validated Gyrokinetic Simulations

Flyer
Friday,
Jan 29
2-3PM

Richard Magee
&
Artem Smirnov

Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.

C-2-Upgrade Field Reversed Configuration Experiment

Flyer

Full abstract

Thursday, Feb 11
2:30-3:30PM

Walter Guttenfelder

PPPL

Challenges and plans for transport research in the NSTX-Upgrade spherical tokamak

Flyer

Fall 2015

 
Date Speaker Affiliation Talk title Flyer with abstract
Thursday, Sept 24
1-2PM
David Hatch UT Austin “The fate of the H-mode: ITER and beyond” Flyer
Monday, Sept 28
1-2PM
Snezhana Abarzhi Carnegie Mellon University "Rayleigh-Taylor instability and interfacial mixing"

Flyer
Full abstract

Thursday, Oct 8
2-3PM

Martin Weidl

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik

"Charged-particle propagation in the interstellar medium" Flyer
Tuesday,
Nov 10
11AM-12PM

Bart Van Compernolle
&
Xin An

UCLA

"Laboratory studies of avalanches in magnetized plasmas"
&
"Excitation of chirping whistler waves in a laboratory plasma"

Flyer
Thursday, Nov 12
1-2PM
Alejandro Bañón Navarro
&
Tom Neiser
UCLA "Gyrokinetic studies of core turbulence features in ASDEX Upgrade: Can gyrokinetic simulations match the fluctuation measurements?"
&
"Electron dominated transport regimes in the near-edge tokamak plasma"
Flyer
Thursday, Dec 3
2-3PM

Maria Elena Innocenti

University of Leuven

"The Multi Domain method, a semi-implicit adaptive method for fully kinetic Particle In Cell simulations"

Flyer
Full Abstract

Friday, Dec 11
2-3PM
Christopher Chen Imperial College, London

Recent Results from the Solar Wind: Turbulent Residual Energy and Pressure Anisotropy Instabilities

Flyer