Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar Fall 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar

The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is pleased to present the Fall 2017 Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar. The goal of this Seminar series is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department and around the world through short talks and discussions. The Seminar is held once per academic quarter. Come, participate, and enjoy a light lunch.

Troy Carter

The Physics of Turbulent, Collisionless Plasmas

Magnetized plasma turbulence is thought to play an essential role in a number of astrophysical processes, for example angular momentum transport and heating accretion disks and heat conduction in galaxy clusters.  These plasmas are hot and tenuous and the collisional mean free path can be comparable to or larger than the system size.  Describing these plasmas, even on the largest scales, requires physics beyond magnetohydrodynamics.  I will discuss recent progress in using kinetic plasma physics to understand these systems and enumerate opportunities for future work coupling theoretical astrophysics with plasma physics including simulation and laboratory experiments.

Event Attachments: 
PAB 4-330