The Plasma Physics Colloquium meets on select Fridays, during the academic year, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

2021-2022

All seminars will take place via Zoom. Contact [email protected] ahead of time for the Zoom link.

Friday, September 17, 2021
10:30 AM ET
Elizabeth Paul, Princeton University
"Adjoint methods for stellarator shape optimization"

Friday, December 10, 2021
10:30 AM ET
Thomas Sunn Pedersen, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
"Highlights and updates from Wendelstein 7-X"

Friday, December 17, 2021
3:00 PM ET
Nicholas Eidietis, General Atomics
"Prospects for Disruption Handling in a Commercial Tokamak Fusion Reactor"

2020-2021

Fall 2020 seminars will take place via Zoom

Coordinators: Michael Mauel & Gerald Navratil

2019-2020

10/4/19: Thomas Pedersen, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
“Recent Results from the Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X”

10/10/19: Carlos Paz-Soldan, General Atomics
“The Measurement and Control of Relativistic Electrons in Tokamaks”

11/1/19: Egemen Kolemen, Princeton University
“Engineering Solutions for Fusion Energy: Control and Liquid Metals”

11/8/19: Kenneth Hammond, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
“Drift effects on W7-X edge heat and particle fluxes”

11/14/19: Seth Dorfman, UCLA
“Nature's Keys: Using Basic Plasma Physics to Unlock our World”

12/5/19: Carey Forest, UW-Madison University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Shocks, Winds and Reconnection in the Big Red Ball”

8/26/19: Prabhakar Srivastav, Institute for Plasma Research
"Study of Plasma Transport due to Electron Temperature Gradient Induced Turbulence in Large Volume Plasma Device"

10/4/19: Thomas Pederson, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
"Recent results from the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X"

12/4/19: Carey Forest, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Shocks, Winds and Reconnection in the Big Red Ball”

2/28/20: Stuart Hudson, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
"Can Constructing “Chaotic coordinates” Help to Understand Transport in Non-Integrable Dynamical Systems?"

2018-2019

10/30/18: Rod Boswel, Australian National University
“Plasma Based Small Propulsion Systems for Cubesats”

11/16/18: Tanim Islam, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“Charge Exchange in High Altitude Nuclear Explosions”

12/14/2018: Matthias Werl, Columbia University
“Interpretation of synergy in CNT plasma start-up by combined use of a plasma gun and microwaves”

1/25/18: Peiro Martin, University of Padova and Consorzio RFX
“The New Divertor Tokamak Test Facility Project”

3/1/19: Snezhana Abarzhi, The University of Western Australia
“High energy density plasmas, fluid instabilities and interfacial mixing”

4/18/19: Yitzhak Maron, Weizmann Institute of Science
“Experimental determination of the ion temperature in High-Energy-Density plasmas”

4/19/19: Jonathan Menard, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
“NSTX-U Recovery and Ideas for Next-Step Low-A Tokamaks”

4/26/19: Igor Kaganovich, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
“Fundamental Study of Synthesis of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanostructures in Atmospheric Pressure Arc Discharges”

8/26/19: Prabhakar Srivastav, Institute for Plasma Research
“Study of Plasma Transport due to Electron Temperature Gradient Induced Turbulence in Large Volume Plasma Device”

Accessibility

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