# 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.

# 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.