## Description

Back to topNuclear fusion holds immense promise as a source of clean, safe, and sustainable energy. Critical to the development path for fusion are cutting-edge capabilities in computer simulations, computer-aided design, and optimization. While recent advances in simulations, multi-scale analysis, PDE-constrained optimization, global optimization, and machine learning have been transformative for the fusion field, characterization of kinetic plasma physics and associated transport processes remains a grand challenge when it comes to advancement of fusion reactor designs. This workshop brings together computational physicists and applied mathematicians to establish and foster active interdisciplinary collaboration to address computational challenges and optimization in kinetic plasma physics.

This workshop will include **lightning talks and a poster session** for early career researchers (including graduate students). If accepted, you will be asked to do both. In order to propose a lightning session talk and a poster, you must first register for the workshop, and then submit a proposal using the form that will become available on this page after you register. **The registration form should not be used to propose a lightning session talk or poster**.

The deadline for proposing is** January 7, 2024**. If your proposal is accepted, you should plan to attend the event in-person.

## Organizers

Back to top## Speakers

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Back to topAntoine Cerfon (Type One Energy Group, Inc.), Lukas Einkemmer (University of Innsbruck), Qin Li (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Genia Vogman (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

**Speaker: **Uri Shumlak (University of Washington)

**Speaker: **Elizabeth Paul (Columbia University)

**Speaker: **Emily Belli (General Atomics)

**Speaker: **Cary Forest (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

- Andrew Ho,
*Techniques for accelerating continuum kinetic plasma simulations using GPUs* - Guillaume Le Bars,
*FENNECS: a flexible code to simulate non-neutral plasmas trapped in Penning-like annular potential wells* - Yukun Yue,
*Control of Instability in a Vlasov-Poisson System* - Dimitrios Kaltsas,
*Using Dirac constraints to enforce quasineutrality in Maxwell-Vlasov dynamics* - Peiyi Chen,
*Reconstructing Phonon Relaxation Time from the Phonon Transport Equation* - Rostislav-Paul Wilhem,
*Discussion of potentials and draw-backs of using the Numerical Flow Iteration to solve the Vlasov equation* - Milan Holec,
*Lorentz transformation framework for computationally efficient Boltzmann transport* - Antoine Hoffman,
*Multifidelity gyrokinetic turbulence simulations using a moment-based approach* - Kai Schneider,
*Zooming into Vlasov–Poisson using a Characteristic Mapping Method*

**Speaker: **Jing-Mei Qiu (University of Delaware)

**Speaker: **Lorenzo Pareschi (Heriot Watt University)

**Speaker: **Li Wang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

**Panelists**: Antoine Cerfon (Type One Energy Group, Inc.), Cary Forest (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Gloria Marí-Beffa (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Uri Shumlak (University of Washington)

- Hamad El Kahza,
*Low Rank Krylov-based Implicit Time Integrators for Nonlinear Fokker-Planck Kinetic Models* - Stefan Schnake,
*An Adaptive Sparse Grid Discretization (ASGarD) for High-dimensional Kinetic Problems* - Jack Coughlin,
*Robust conservative dynamical low-rank approximation via a novel macro-micro decomposition* - Fabio Cassini,
*Efficient 6D Vlasov simulation using the dynamical low-rank framework Ensign* - Martina Pruger,
*Exponential Integrators for the Drift-Kinetic Equation* - Pranab Deka,
*Exponential methods for Anisotropic Diffusion* - Federica Ferrarese,
*Control plasma instabilities via an external magnetic field in a Vlasov-Poisson system* - Jiaxing Liang,
*Efficient Computational Algorithms for the Grad-Shafranov Free Boundary Problem*

**Speaker: ** Luis Chacon (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL))

**Speaker: **Ionut Farcas (University of Texas, Austin)

**Speaker: **Nicolas Crouseilles (INRIA)

**Speaker: **Andrew Christlieb (Michigan State University)

**Speaker: **Paul Terry (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

**Speaker: **Noah Mandell (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab)

**Speaker: **Ilon Joseph (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

**Speaker: **Russ Caflisch (New York University)

**Speaker: **Mark Sherlock (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

**Speaker: **Erika Ye (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

**Speaker: **James Juno (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)

**Speaker: **Lee Ricketson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

## Poster Session

Back to topThe posters that have been submitted in advance for the poster session are available on the poster session page.

## Videos

Back to topCapturing Kinetic Physics through Reduced and Hybrid Continuum Plasma Models

Uri Shumlak

February 19, 2024

Modeling and optimization of Alfvenic instabilities in 3D magnetic fields

Elizabeth Paul

February 19, 2024

Exascale Simulation Methods for Complex Multiscale Turbulence in the Tokamak Edge Pedestal

Emily Belli

February 19, 2024

Stochastic Galerkin particle methods for multiscale collisional plasmas with uncertainties

Lorenzo Pareschi

February 20, 2024

Panel Discussion: Kinetic Plasma Physics

Antoine Cerfon, Cary Forest, Gloria Marí-Beffa, Uri Shumlak

February 20, 2024

A 2D-2P multiscale semi-Lagrangian algorithm for fast electron transport in the relativistic Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equation

Luis Chacon

February 21, 2024

Structure-exploiting sparse grid approximations for efficient uncertainty quantification and surrogate model construction

Ionut Farcas

February 21, 2024

Kinetic Modeling of the Interaction of Global Unstable Tearing Modes, Zonal Flows, and Microturbulence

Paul Terry

February 21, 2024

Stellarator profile prediction using the T3D+GX+KNOSOS multi-scale gyrokinetic framework

Noah Mandell

February 21, 2024

Guiding Center and Gyrokinetic Theory for Strong Electric Fields and Shear Flows

Ilon Joseph

February 22, 2024

Coupling Vlasov-Fokker-Planck to Radiation-Hydrodynamics for Electron Transport

Mark Sherlock

February 22, 2024

On Asymptotic Kinetic and Moment Models and their Numerics in Strong Magnetic Fields

James Juno

February 22, 2024