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Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division

MFD Division

The Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division was founded by Harold Grad, who initiated his research on the mathematical problems of plasma physics in 1954. Today, the research program of the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division investigates a wide range of problems of interest to the U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Program as well as the accelerator physics community. The major topics of the Division are improved MHD codes and their application to realistic problems, kinetic theory and transport in tokamaks and stellarators, wave propagation, current and flow drive in plasmas, and multi-fluid models.