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Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division: People

MFD Division

 

Listed below are the members of the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division of the Department of Mathematics. 

The Division Director is  Harold Weitzner.

FACULTY

 

Russel Caflisch
Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Courant Institute
Plasma kinetics, Monte Carlo simulation, hybrid simulation methods,
flows in diodes

Antoine Cerfon
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Magnetohydrodynamics in fusion and astrophysical plasmas, nonneutral plasmas, kinetic theory in plasmas and rarefied gases

Harold Weitzner
Professor of Mathematics
, Director of MFD Division
Fluid dynamics; differential equations

 

RESEARCH STAFF

Joshua Burby
Post-doctoral researcher / ORISE Fellow
Infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems, mathematical foundations of gyrokinetic theory, stochastic Hamiltonian modeling, structure-preserving asymptotics

Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard
Post-doctoral researcher
Modeling Reflectometry in fusion plasmas; Mathematical study of the
corresponding models; Numerical simulation for Reflectometry applications; Numerical analysis of corresponding methods; Fast solvers ;

Dhairya Malhotra
Post-doctoral researcher
Research interests: numerical analysis, integral equations, fast algorithms, high performance computing, complex fluids, computational physics

Tonatiuh Sanchez-Vizuet
Post-doctoral researcher
Numerical analysis and scientific computing; Time-domain boundary integral
equations; Integral equation methods for wave propagation; continuous and
discontinuous Galerkin methods; Coupling schemes for multiphysics
problems

Denis Silantyev
Post-doctoral researcher
Nonlinear wave dynamics, instabilities and collapses in optics, plasma and hydrodynamics; Laser-plasma interaction, laser fusion; Pattern formation in nonlinear optics, thermodynamics and biology; Numerical methods including spectral methods, adaptive and nonuniform grids; Scientific computing, high-performance computing (HPC)

Wrick Sengupta
Post-doctoral researcher
3D magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium, 3D magnetic geometries relevant to magnetic confinement, reduced kinetic and fluid models of plasma, Hamiltonian and vorticity dynamics in rarefied gases and plasmas.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Daisy Calderon-Mojar
Administrative Aide

COLLABORATORS

Jeffrey P. Freidberg
Associate Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, M.I.T.
and
Korea Electric Power Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

IN MEMORIAM

Eliezer Hameiri, a long time professor in the MFD division at the Courant Institute, sadly passed away in June 2016.