13.06 Geometric Methods for Kinetic Equations (GEMKIN)

           Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) | University of Texas at Austin/ USA

Research

Computational algorithms relevant to the kinetic description of collisionless and collisional plasmas, as well as other physical systems with complex interactions, will be developed and applied. Specifically, algorithms that preserve geometric, conservative, and/or Hamiltonian structure upon discretization will be developed, analyzed, and extended. Newly developed codes will be further benchmarked against physical problems with known solutions. Applications to basic laboratory, fusion related, and space/astrophysical plasmas will be undertaken.

Publications

Team

Project team leader

Dr. Michael Kraus
Chair for Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics

Doctoral researcher

Nicolas Legouy
Chair of Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics | TUM

Doctoral researcher

Jeffrey Heninger 
Department of Physics and Institute for Fusion Studies | ICES

Doctoral researcher

Benedikt Perse
Chair of Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics | TUM

Doctoral researcher

William Barham 
Department of Physics and Institute for Fusion Studies | ICES

Principal investigator

Professor Eric Sonnendrücker
Chair of Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics | TUM

Principal investigator

Professor Philip J. Morrison
Department of Physics and Institute for Fusion Studies | ICES