Dr. Peter Hartmann to Lecture at CASPER Seminar

April 21, 2010

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Dr. Peter Hartmann, Research Fellow with the Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, will give a seminar titled, "Collective Dynamics of Complex Plasma Bilayers," at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 23 in Room C.206 in the Baylor Science Building on the Baylor University campus. The seminar is hosted by the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) at Baylor.

"We always try to pick people who are internationally or nationally known in the field to give the seminars," said Dr. Truell Hyde, professor of physics and vice provost for research at Baylor.

Hartmann received his doctorate in physics from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. His research interests include experimental and simulational investigations of elementary processes in low-pressure gas discharges and strongly coupled plasmas with special emphasis on the physics of laboratory dusty plasmas.

CASPER is an official Baylor research center formed by a partnership between Baylor and Texas State Technical College-Waco. Space research within CASPER has a proud heritage dating back to the 1960s, including flight projects from Explorer I forward. Personnel within the Center have been actively involved on a number of NASA and ESA flight missions.

For more information on CASPER, visit www.baylor.edu/CASPER/.

by Jessica Puente, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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