Workshop I: Computational Kinetic Transport and Hybrid Methods

March 30 - April 3, 2009


This workshop will focus on computational modeling of kinetic transport models that arise in various kinetic transport problems, in particular Boltzmann kinetic or transport equations with applications in astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, medical imaging, semiconductor-devices, and plasmas. The numerical methods to be discussed include direct simulation Monte-Carlo methods, particle methods, moment closure techniques, deterministic finite difference, finite element, and spectral methods. Hybridization of computational schemes linking multi-scale and multi-physics will also be addressed.

Examples are microscopic to mesoscopic linking of quantum systems to semiclassical models for semiconductor device simulations, coupled kinetic and fluid models for hypersonic vehicles, and coupling of Monte Carlo and deterministic numerical methods.

We will bring in experts from academia, industry and national labs. The aim of this workshop is to examine the current states of computational transport, and to foster interdisciplinary interactions among researchers from mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and related disciplines.

Organizing Committee

Pierre Degond (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
Bjorn Engquist (University of Texas at Austin)
Frank Graziani (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Shi Jin (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mathematics)
Caroline Lasser (Freie Universität Berlin)
Anna-Karin Tornberg (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), NADA)