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Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division: Seminars

MFD Division

This seminar covers topics in fusion energy research and plasma physics. The seminar is run by Antoine Cerfon. For the Fall 2016 period the seminar will usually meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in room 905 of Warren Weaver Hall at 251 Mercer Street, New York.

 

FALL 2016

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Variational current-coupling gyrokinetic-MHD
Joshua Burby, Courant Institute NYU

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Dynamos in Rapidly Rotating Convection with no Inertia
David Hughes, University of Leeds

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
GEMPIC: Geometric ElectroMagnetic Particle-In-Cell Methods for the Vlasov-Maxwell System and Gyrokinetics
Michael Kraus, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Simulating laser-wakefield acceleration with pseudo-spectral Particle-In-Cell algorithms
Remi Lehe, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


SPRING 2016

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Free-Boundary Equilibrium of Toroidal Plasma: Computational Methods and Applications
Holger Heumann, EP CASTOR, INRIA Méditerranée and University Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Experiences in gyro-kinetic total distribution simulation development
Salomon Janhunen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Accelerating the simulation of collisional plasma by using deviational particles
Bokai Yan, UCLA


THURSDAY, APRIL 7

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Multiphysics models for hybrid kinetic-fluid systems
Cesare Tronci, Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey, UK

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Newton-Raphson method for deducing error-field sources in the CNT stellarator
Kenneth Hammond, Columbia University

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 10

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Waves in space plasmas
Eun-Hwa Kim, PPPL

 

FALL 2015

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
Joint with AMS seminar: 11:00 A.M., WWH 1314
Accelerated Simulation Methods for Plasma Kinetics
Russel Caflish, IPAM, UCLA

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
Joint with CIMS math colloquium: 3:45 P.M., WWH 1302
Who will save fusion: Harry Potter, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, or Donald Trump?
Jeffrey Freidberg, MIT PSFC

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Implicit particle-in-cell algorithms for kinetic plasma simulations
Guangye Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Rescuing phase space in higher-order variational drift kinetics
Joshua Burby, Courant Institute NYU

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
The spectral web: A new angle on the stability of stationary plasma flows
J.P. (Hans) Goedbloed, FOM Institute DIFFER


SPRING 2015

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Computation of three-dimensional ideal MHD equilibria with singular
currents

Joaquim Loizu, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald, and PPPL

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Beyond the Child-Langmuire Limit
Mark Rosin, Pratt Institute and UCLA

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Fast reconnection and turbulence induced by the plasmoid instability
Amitava Bhattacharjee, Princeton University and PPPL

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
What is the maximum elongation for a tokamak?
Jungpyo Lee, Courant Institute NYU

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Chasing Hamiltonian structure in gyrokinetic theory.
Joshua Burby, Princeton University and PPPL

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Gyrokinetic Field Theory as a Gauge Transform.
Bruce Scott, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching

 

FALL 2014

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
The HiFi multi-fluid modeling framework: Computational fluid modeling of magnetized plasmas in laboratory and space
Vyacheslav Lukin, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Numerical algorithms applied to RadioFrequency problems in fusion.
John Wright, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Scattering of radio frequency waves by plasma blobs
Abhay Ram, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

 

 

SPRING 2014

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Numerical simulations of Alfvenic turbulence in the solar wind
Jean Carlos Perez, University of New Hampshire


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
Joint with Analysis Seminar: 11:00 A.M., WWH 1302
A weak Dirichlet problem for the cold plasma model
Thomas Otway, Yeshiva University

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Helicity-Flux-Driven Alpha Effect in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas
Fatima Ebrahimi, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University and PPPL

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 P.M., WWH 905
Aspects of Discontinuous Galerkin Algorithms for (Gyro) Kinetic
Simulations of Plasmas

Ammar Hakim,  PPPL

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Helical magnetorotational instability of the MHD Couette-Taylor flow with Keplerian velocity profile
Oleg Kirillov,  Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 705
Chaotic motion of charged particles in toroidal magnetic configurations
Xavier Leoncini,  Université Aix-Marseille

 

TUESDAY, MAY 13

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
A model for falling-tone Chorus in the Earth magnetosphere
Rualdo Soto-Chavez,  Princeton University and PPPL

 

THURSDAY, MAY 22

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Two-fluid Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection with a Kinetic Closure for the Electron Pressure Anisotropy
Obioma Ohia,  MIT


FALL 2013

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
3D Equilibrium Reconstruction for Stellarators and Tokamaks
Samuel Lazerson, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Stellarator Research at Columbia University
Francesco Volpe, APAM Columbia University

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Multi-region, relaxed MHD and the Stepped Pressure Equilibrium Code
Stuart Hudson, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
4D Fokker-Planck solvers for neoclassical phenomena in tokamak pedestals and stellarators
Matt Landreman, University of Maryland


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
An integral equation for Taylor states
Mike O'Neil, CIMS

 

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2014

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Title TBA
Amitava Bhattacharjee, Princeton University and PPPL

 

SPRING 2013

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 1302
On the numerical simulation of equations modeling reflectometry for fusion plasmas
Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, UPMC (Paris 6)


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Intrinsic rotation in tokamak plasmas
Felix Parra, MIT

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Relativistic helicity and linkage in Minkowski space-time
Zensho Yoshida, University of Tokyo

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
A 3-D parallel solver in an electromagnetic wave code for tokamak plasmas
Jungpyo Lee, MIT

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
The Structure of the Ion-Acoustic Shock in Hall-MHD with Isothermal Electrons
George Hagstrom, CIMS

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Ertel's vorticity theorem and new confining surfaces in fusion plasmas
Eliezer Hameiri, CIMS

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Zonal Flow as Pattern Formation
Jeffrey Parker, Princeton University/PPPL

 

TUESDAY, MAY 7

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Accelerated Monte Carlo Simulation of Coulomb Collisions using Relative Entropy
Lee Ricketson, UCLA

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 905
Interaction of a C^1 wave with elementary waves of the Riemann problem for Euler equations of gas dynamics
V.D. Sharma, IIT Bombay

 

OLDER EVENTS

For seminars prior to 2013, please see the seminar archive.