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MIPSE Seminar

High-Resolution and Adaptive Methods for Plasma Physics

Dr. Phillip ColellaLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In this talk, we will describe a collection of methods developed over the last few years for using ideas from computational fluid dynamics to numerical simulations of plasmas. These include new methods for fluid models of plasmas, corresponding to the methods used very successfully for low-Mach number fluid flows; high-order finite-volume methods for gyrokinetic models of tokamak plasmas; and remapping methods for eliminating noise in PIC simulations.

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