Listed below are the members of the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division of the Department of Mathematics.
The Division Director is Antoine Cerfon.
Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Courant Institute
Plasma kinetics, Monte Carlo simulation, hybrid simulation methods, flows in diodes
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Magnetohydrodynamics in fusion and astrophysical plasmas, nonneutral plasmas, kinetic theory in plasmas and rarefied gases
Professor of Mathematics, former director of MFD Division
Fluid dynamics; differential equations
Plasma physics, fusion energy, transport, kinetic, neoclassical, MHD, impurity, pedestal, edge, tokamak, stellarator, numerical methods, high performance computing, computational fluid dynamics
Numerical PDE, Numerical analysis, Computational physics, Scientific computing, Numerical micromagnetics, Mimetic finite difference method, 3D magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium in plasma physics.
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 problems
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. and Korea Electric Power Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
NIST Fellow, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Computational physics, fluid dynamics, phase transitions, magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability.
Recent Alumni (2010 -- present)
Joshua Burby, Feynman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
George Hagstrom, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park
Jungpyo Lee, Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea
Lee Ricketson, Staff scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Eliezer Hameiri, a long time professor in the MFD division at the Courant Institute, sadly passed away in June 2016.