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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 Spring 2014 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 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
Title TBA
John Wright, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Title TBA
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


SPRING 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

 MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 412
Equilibrium and Time-Dependent Simulations of Two-Dimensional Magneto-Hydrodynamic Tokamak Plasmas with Flow
Luca Guazzotto, University of Rochester

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 412
Bounds on Transport in Surface Stress Driven Turbulent Flows
George Hagstrom, University of Texas

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:35 P.M., WWH 412
Vortex/Magnetic Field: The Cosmological Origin
Zensho Yoshida, University of Tokyo


FALL 2010

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:45 - 3:15 P.M., WWH 202
Title tba
J.J. Ramos, MIT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:45 P.M., WWH 202
Turbulent Convection, Dynamo Action, and MHD Wave Propagation in the Solar Interior
Shravan Hanasoge, CIMS

 

SPRING 2010

FRIDAY, MAY  10

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:

1:30 P.M., WWH 202
Are Fusion Plasmas Compressible?
Antoine Cerfon, MIT

TUESDAY, MAY  3

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:

1:30 P.M., WWH 202
title TBA
Enrico Camporeale, Queen Mary University of London, UK

 MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:

11:00 A.M., WWH 202
Wall Force Produced in ITER Disruptions
Henry R. Strauss, CIMS

TUESDAY, MARCH  9

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:

11:00 A.M., WWH 202
Visualization and Analysis of Particles and Magnetic Field Topology
Allen Sanderson, University of Utah

TUESDAY, MARCH  8

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:

1:30 P.M., WWH 202
Fluid Simulations of Interchange Turbulence
Bo Li, Dartmouth College

TUESDAY, MARCH  2 

 

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:

11:00 A.M., WWH 202
Towards a New Generation of PIC Modeling Tools for Maxwell-Vlasov Problems
Jan S. Hesthaven, Director of Center for Computation and Visualizaton, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 202
Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Methods for Numerical Simulations: Noise Reduction, Projective Integration, and Data Compression
Diego del-Castillo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 202
A Quasi-Linear Gyrokinetic Transport Model for Tokamak Plasmas
Alessandro Casati, CEA, IRFM, Institute of Research on Magnetic Fusion, France

 

2009 Seminars

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
11:30 A.M., WWH 512
Free Boundary Magnetohydrodynamic Equilibria with Flow
Ron Schmitt, CIMS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 
2:15 P.M., WWH 412
BOUT++ Simulations of ELMs and RMPs
Ben Dudson, Dept. of Physics, University of York

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 312
Shocks and Instabilities in Hall-MHD Fluids, where Rankine-Hugoniot Conditions Do Not Apply
Eliezer Hameiri, CIMS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:30 A.M., WWH 512
Modeling ITER Operation Scenario
Vassili Parail, Head, JET Theory Division, UKAEA, Culham

2008 Seminars

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
3:30 P.M., WWH 312
3D Effects of the Boundary on Linear Growth Rates of MHD Unstable Modes in the Reversed Field Pinch
Roberto Paccagnella, Instituto di Gas Ionizzati del C.N.R., Padua, Italy

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 1314
Ion Temperature Effects in Electromagnetic, Transcollisional Gyrokinetic Computations of Edge Turbulence
Bruce Scott, Max-Planck-IPP, EURATOM Association

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 312
Gyrokinetic Limitations and Extensions
Peter Catto, MIT

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 312
Integrated Predictive Modelling of ITER Scenarios in EU
Vassili Parail, Culham Science Centre, UKAEA

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 317
High Order Integrators and Fully Lagrangian Methods in Plasma Simulations
Andrew J. Christian, Dept. of Mathematics, Michigan State University

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008

JOINT CAOS-MFD SEMINAR:
2:00 P.M., WWH 1013
Geophysical Wave Interactions in Turbulent Magnetofluids
Shane Keating, UCSD

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 312
Gyrokinetic Equations for Strongly Inhomogeneous Plasmas
T.S. Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 317
Gyrokinetic Full-f Simulations of Plasma Transport
Salomon Janhunen, Helsinki University of Technology

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 317
Inverting the Biot-Savart Integral in the Context of Stellarator Coil Determination
Ron Schmitt, CIMS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
11:00 A.M., WWH 1013
Weight Growth Due to Resonant Simulation Particles and a Modified delta-f Algorithm with Smooth Switching between delta-f and total-f Methods
Hong Qin, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
2:00 P.M., WWH 1013
Nonlinear Saturation of Trapped Elactron Modes via Perpendicular Particle Diffusion
Frank Jenko, IPP-Garching

2007 Seminars

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2007

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 813
Mode Control Theory and Experimental Results in RFX-MOD
Roberto Paccagnella, Instituto di Gas Ionizzati del C.N.R., Padua, Italy

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 317
Edge Plasma Observations in NSTX Experiment and Opportunities for Computational Studies
Rajesh Maingi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2007

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 813
DIII-D Edge Transport During ELM Control by Resonance Magnetic Perturbations
Ilon Joseph, UCSD/GA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2007

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
3:30 P.M., WWH 1013
Theory of Stellarators and Tokamaks
Paul Garabedian, CIMS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 613
National Spherical Torus Experiment at Princeton University
Jonathan Menard, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M., WWH 613
Planning of DOE SciDAC (Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing) Fusion Simulation Projects
Arnold Kritz, Lehigh University

2006 Seminars

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 1:45 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 513
How to Analyze a Numerical Turbulence Spectrum?
W. Nevins, LLNL

2005 Seminars

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2005

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: 11:00 A.M., Room 813
Near-term Stellarator Research Problems
J