The Ph.D. colloquium by Ben Maruca will be held on Friday, April 13, at 9:00 AM in Phillips Auditorium.
At 10:30 AM, Ben will defend his thesis in Room M-240, 160 Concord Ave.
Talk Title: Instability-Driven Limits on Ion Temperature Anisotropy in the Solar Wind: Observations and Linear Vlasov Theory
Abstract: Kinetic microinstabilities in the solar wind arise when its non-thermal properties become too extreme. This thesis project focused specifically on the four instabilities associated with ion temperature