Center for Magnetic Self Organization

in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas


Alex S -- 2013-08-26 10:44:12

Plasma Podcast - EZ on pop.aip

A review of microphysics and macrophysics of cosmic rays in Physics of Plasmas by Ellen Zweibel including has been highlighted with a podcast giving and overview.

Daniel W. Savin -- 2013-04-10 10:01:29

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AS -- 2012-12-28 15:02:54

Lazarian, Den Hartog, Intrator named APS fellows

Three CMSO researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Los Alamos National Laboratories have been named Fellows of the American Physical Society by the members of APS for significant contributions .

UW Madison astronomy professor Alex Lazarian
... for his diverse contributions to the theory of magnetized turbulence and its application to the interstellar medium. He has pioneered the study of fast reconnection in turbulent fluids and discovered the role played by small spinning dust grains in the cosmic microwave foreground emission.

UW Madison physics research professor Daniel Den Hartog
... for novel advances in and applications of optical and spectroscopic plasma diagnostic techniques in different magnetic configurations, and for critical experimental contributions in understanding magnetic self-organization in the reversed field pinch

LANL researcher Tom Intrator
...for novel experimental investigations of interrelated properties of magnetic flux ropes, magnetic reconnection, and turbulence in astrophysical, space, and fusion physics, and for seminal Alfven-wave current-drive experiments.

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