# 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-GĂ©rard

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

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.