Workshop III: Mathematical and Computer Science Approaches to High Energy Density Physics

May 7 - 11, 2012


This workshop is intended to be a cross-cutting session that will focus on the fundamental modeling challenges that arise when simulating high energy density plasmas. This includes poster logoaspects of classical magnetohydrodynamics, five and six-dimensional formulations of plasma transport theory, plasma-material interactions, and the design of robust analytic techniques for software verification. These are all “multi-physics” problems, involving electromagnetic interactions, turbulent fluid behavior, and both quantum mechanical and relativistic corrections. These problems are also “multi-scale”, requiring multi-resolution/hybrid algorithms and sub-grid modeling. We will consider methods for the simulation of the governing integro-differential equations that scale with problem size and are suitable for high-performance computing, including exa-scale and peta-scale platforms. One goal of the workshop is to make the modeling challenges accessible to applied mathematicians and computational scientists with little or no prior experience in plasma physics.

Organizing Committee

Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Mathematics)
Andrew Christlieb (Michigan State University, Mathematics)
Phil Colella (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
William Dorland (University of Maryland, Physics)
Leslie Greengard, Co-chair (New York University)
David Levermore, Co-chair (University of Maryland, Department of Mathematics)
Warren Mori (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Physics/Engineering)
James Rossmanith (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mathematics)