A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
November 16, 2016,
4:15pm to 5:30pm

MBG Auditorium

Structure-preserving Geometric Algorithms & Exascale Computing

Dr. Hong Qin
PPPL and University of Science and Technology of China

It is difficult for the standard numerical algorithms currently adopted by the plasma physics community to meet the long-term accuracy and fidelity requirement in large-scale numerical studies of multi-scale, complex dynamics of plasmas in space and laboratory. To overcome this difficulty, researchers have been actively developing a new generation of numerical algorithms that preserve the geometric structures, such as the symplectic structure, of theoretical models in plasma physics. Since 2008, the superiorities of these geometric algorithms in terms of long-term accuracy and fidelity have been demonstrated by many applications. It is our vision that future numerical capabilities, especially those suitable for exascale computing, in plasma physics will be based on structure-preserving geometric algorithms.

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The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2017-2018 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Nathaniel Ferraro, nferraro@pppl.gov
Charles A Gentile, cgentile@pppl.gov
Masayuki Ono, mono@pppl.gov
Tori Sikkema, tsikkema@pppl.gov

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