PPST Distinguished Speaker Series

The PPST Distinguished Speaker Seminar series was started in 2000 to inform the university community of the great strides being made in plasma science and technology research, provide directions for future growth, and highlight contributions made in the nation’s service.

Distinguished Speakers

  • 2015: Professor Paul Corkum
    Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
    Canadian National Research Council
    Plasma Physics at the Atomic Level
  • 2013: Professor C. Pellegrini
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    The X-ray Free-electron Laser: Exploring Matter at the Angstrom-femtosecond Space and Time Scales
  • 2011: Professor Jonathan Wurtele
    University of California, Berkeley
    Alpha Collaboration, CERN
    Trapping Antihydrogen: An Adventure in Modern Physics
  • 2007: Professor Chandrashekhar Joshi
    Director, Center for High Frequency Electronics, UCLA
    Surfing Plasma Waves: A New Paradigm for Particle Accelerators
  • 2005: Professor Sigurd Wagner
    Corresponding Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Princeton University
    Large-area Electronics
  • 2004: Professor Gerard Mourou
    Director NSF Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan
    Extreme Light: Relativistic Optics and Optics Horizon
  • 2003: Professor Robert Rosner
    Chief Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago
    Burning Stars in One’s Office: The Physics of Astrophysical Nuclear Flames
  • 2002: Professor Robert J. Goldston
    Director, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
    The Cross-disciplinary Science of Fusion Energy Research
  • 2001: Dr. Richard Siemon
    Program Manager, Fusion Energy Research, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Fusion in a Beer Can
  • 2000: Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz
    U.S. Astronaut, Johnson Space Center, NASA
    Plasma Rockets for the Next Generation