Anoine Bret

Abstract: Notes from a series of 13 one hour (or more) lectures on Plasma Physics given to Ramesh Narayan’ research group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, between January and July 2012.

Lectures 1 to 5 cover various key Plasma Physics themes. Lectures 6 to 12 mainly go over the Review Paper on “Multidimensional electron beam-plasma instabilities in the relativistic regime” [Physics of Plasmas 17, 120501 (2010)]. Lectures 13 talks about the so-called Biermann battery and its ability to generate magnetic fields from scratch.

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