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The purpose of the ICNSP program is to highlight advances in computational plasma physics, plasma theory, and numerical methods for plasma simulations.

The US-Japan Workshop aims to focus on the future prospect of simulation science as a new methodology of science.  This JIFT workshop on numerical simulation of complex plasmas will serve as an important forum for the communication of new ideas in algorithm development and programming techniques on homogeneous distributed-memory as well as massively multi-core systems.

The conference and workshop will be hosted by The University of Texas Institute for Fusion Studies in Austin, Texas. The US-Japan Workshop will meet October 8-9, 2007. The ICNSP will meet October 10-12, 2007. These meetings have been an important forum for communication of new ideas in numerical methods, algorithm development, parallel processing and programming techniques.

TOPICS

Plasma simulations

* Space and astrophysical plasmas
* Magnetic and inertial fusion plasmas
* Intense laser interaction with plasma
* Beam and accelerator physics
* Plasma processing, low temperature, dusty and nano-plasma
* Plasma-surface interactions
* Various plasma-based devices

Numerical methods for plasma simulations

* MHD, other fluid methods for plasma
* Kinetic plasma methods - PIC and Vlasov
* Hybrid methods, including PIC-DSMC
* Gyro-kinetic and gyro-fluid methods
* Grid-free methods and molecular dynamics
* High-order, adaptive and multi-scale methods
* Scientific visualization for numerical simulation

Plasma Theory

* kinetic theory and transport
* modeling statistical mechanics
* atomic and molecular processes
* macroscopic equilibrium and stability
* waves and nonlinear dynamics
* particle acceleration and transport