Application of Finite Element Exterior Calculus to plasma physics


Event details

Date and time 02.03.2020 15:1517:00  
Place and room
Speaker Eric Sonnendrucker (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics IPP, Garching)
Category Conferences - Seminars

Computational Mathematics Seminar
Abstract: Finite Element Exterior Calculus based on appropriate finite dimensional spaces spanned by B-Splines has proven to be an excellent tool for deriving numerical schemes with geometric properties and invariants that enable stable long time simulations.
In this talk we shall introduce our framework and show its application to widely used models in plasma physics: Maxwell’s equations, the MHD equations and a Particle In Cell discretisation of the Vlasov-Maxwell equations based on a discrete action principle.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Prof. Annalisa Buffa


  • Pauline Bataillard

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