University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, May 9, 2011
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Dr. Timothy Gray
Swarthmore College
Magnetic fluctuation studies on SSX: merging and selective decay

The Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment (SSX) is a flexible facility to study merging, reconnection, and relaxation in a variety of flux conserving boundaries. Fluctuations during the relaxation process in a very long flux conserving cylinder will be discussed. In addition, simulation and experimental results from merging studies in a more prolate flux conserver will be presented.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.