Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division: People
Listed below are the members of the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division of the Department of Mathematics.
The Division Director is Harold Weitzner.
Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Courant Institute
Plasma kinetics, Monte Carlo simulation, hybrid simulation methods,
flows in diodes
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Magnetohydrodynamics in fusion and astrophysical plasmas, nonneutral plasmas, kinetic theory in plasmas and rarefied gases
Professor of Mathematics, Director of MFD Division
Fluid dynamics; differential equations
Post-doctoral researcher / ORISE Fellow
Infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems, mathematical foundations of gyrokinetic theory, stochastic Hamiltonian modeling, structure-preserving asymptotics
Modeling Reflectometry in fusion plasmas; Mathematical study of the
corresponding models; Numerical simulation for Reflectometry applications; Numerical analysis of corresponding methods; Fast solvers ;
Research interests: numerical analysis, integral equations, fast algorithms, high performance computing, complex fluids, computational physics
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
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)
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.
Jeffrey P. Freidberg
Associate Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, M.I.T.
Korea Electric Power Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Eliezer Hameiri, a long time professor in the MFD division at the Courant Institute, sadly passed away in June 2016.