Event Program – Anniversary/Symposium Agenda

8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. Opening and welcoming remarks

Dave Hammer Lance Collins, Dean, Cornell Engineering

8:45 a.m. Overview of the Symposium organization and what we wish to accomplish Dave Hammer


8:50 a.m. The earliest LPS years Jack Clark & Chuck Wharton

9:10 a.m. Memories of Cornell LPS, 1968-1973 Bill Destler

9:30 a.m. My action-packed LPS grad school adventure, 1972-1976 John Sethian

9:50 a.m. Open discussion, unscheduled contributions invited

10:05 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Intense electron and ion beams theory Tom Antonsen


10:50 a.m. Early collective ion acceleration and microwaves

Tony Anselmo

11:10 a.m. Recollections from Mitchell St. and life after Cornell

Richard Adler

11:25 a.m. Recollections from LPS and life after Cornell

Greg Ginet

11:40 a.m. Open discussion, unscheduled contributions invited

12:00 p.m.- Lunch & time to reminisce while enjoying the campus 2:00 p.m.

LPS@50 Anniversary Symposium

Friday, October 6, 2017

Afternoon/Evening Events

700 & 701 Clark Hall

2:00 p.m. Remarks by Emmanuel Gianellis, Vice Provost for Research, Cornell University

2:10 p.m. All you need to know in 25 minutes about magnetic

fusion energy: From Mitchell St. to Provence Don Rej

2:35 p.m. Ion diode and other interesting theory Mike Desjarlais

3:00 p.m. Reminisces of my years in LPS Jonathan Krall

1987-1997: Beams and Microwaves

3:15 p.m. Ion ring experiments Edl Schamiloglu

3:35 p.m. Ion ring/beam propagation theory Bryan Oliver

4:00 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. Ion beam propagation experiments: 1990s Joe Olsen

4:45 p.m. High power microwaves: Early 1990s Tim Davis

4:55 p.m. Open discussion, unscheduled contributions invited

5:00 p.m. From the 1990’s to the 21st Century: A journey in

research and systems engineering Jeffrey Tate

5:15 p.m. 1990-2000 a collaboration story Levi Schachter

5:30 p.m. The LPS legacy in pulsed power as seen at NNSA: A personal view Ralph Schneider, NNSA (Retired)

Friday Evening Program

Statler Hotel Terrace Lounge & Restaurant

6:30 p.m. Wine and cheese reception, cash bar

7:30 p.m. Symposium banquet

8:15 p.m. Keynote speaker

LPS legacy in space plasmas and remote sensing

Jason Providakes

9:00 p.m.- Time for socializing by all participants, cash bar

11:00 p.m.

LPS@50 Anniversary Symposium

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Morning Events

700 & 701 Clark Hall

8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. Opening remarks

Space Plasmas and Remote Sensing

8:50 a.m. The early days Mike Kelley

9:00 a.m. Some recent advances in ionospheric modification

research Wayne Scales

9:25 a.m. Fruits of a Cornell thesis: From plasma simulations of

waves to a career Meers Oppenheim

9:50 a.m. The places you’ll go: The global reach of space plasma and remote sensing Jonathan Makela

10:10 a.m. Break

1990-2007: Exploding Wires, X-pinches and Microwaves

10:40 a.m. X-pinches and exploding wires Daniel Kalantar

11:00 a.m. Collaboration between Imperial College and LPS in

this area begins Simon Bland (“Honorary Alumnus”)

11:20 a.m. Microwave research comes to an end at Cornell

Graham Kerslick

11:30 a.m. From multi-wire arrays to MagLIF Daniel Sinars

11:55 a.m. Practical pulsed power in industry John Douglass

12:10 p.m.- Lunch & time to reminisce while enjoying the campus 2:00 p.m.

LPS@50 Anniversary Symposium

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Afternoon Events

700 & 701 Clark Hall

NNSA Center Era: Wire Arrays, XMHD, Plasma Jets & Gas Puffs

2:00 p.m. COBRA experiments and their legacy Ryan McBride

2:15 p.m. Kate Bell

2:30 p.m. What is so good about Extended MHD and the PERSEUS code? Charlie Seyler for Matt Martin

2:50 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. Open discussion, unscheduled contributions invited

4:00 p.m. Pre-alumni (i.e. present students) Tom Byvank and Sophia Rocco

Present activity; what will be seen in the lab tour COBRA host, Jacob Banasek

4:15 p.m. Closing remarks Bruce Kusse

4:30 p.m. Refreshments in Rhodes Hall 310

Lab tour in groups of 10 or so

Basement of Grumman

6:00 p.m. Adjourn