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Program for the US-Japan Workshop on Numerical Simulation of Complex Plasmas
October 8-9, 2007, Austin, Texas
Location: Renaissance Arboretum Hotel
Program in PDF format.

Monday:: Tuesday

Monday Morning, October 8, 2007   [top]

8:00

Registration

8:25

Welcoming Remarks

François Waelbroeck

Methods I                                           Chair: Ritoku Horiuchi

8:30

Development of Advanced Gyro-PIC Code for Kinetic MHD Phenomena

Hiroshi Naitou

9:00

A Macro Projective Integration Method for Multi- Scale Plasma Simulation

Seiji Ishiguro

9:30

A discontinuous Galerkin method for the approximation of collisionless plasmas

Ross Heath

10:00

KEEN Waves in the Vlasov-Poisson System and Connections to 2D Euler Turbulence

Bedros Afeyan

10:30

Beverage Break

Methods II                                           Chair: Hideo Nagatomo

10:50

Kepler workflow for non-local edge kinetic-MHD coupling with data management and visualization

Julian Cummings

11:20

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Plasma Surface Interaction

Atsushi Ito

11:50

A finite element wave packet approach to solving the plasma wave equations

John Wright

12:20

Time reversible orbit integrators in 2D and 0D static magnetic fields with variable step size: Application to single particle tracking and PIC codes

Leonardo Patacchini

12:40

Efficient Computational Approach to Modeling the Weibel Instability and Relativistic Beam Transport in Dense Plasmas

Oleg Polomarov

1:00

Lunch

Monday, Evening, October 8, 2007

6:30

Reception (cash bar)

 

7:00

Buffet Banquet

 

Tuesday morning, October 9, 2007   [top]

Reconnection                                   Chair: François Waelbroeck

 

8:00

Fast electron inflow channel into electron dissipation region in collisionless driven reconnection

Ritoku Horiuchi

8:30

Improved boundary model for particle simulation of collisionless driven reconnection in an open system

Hiroaki Ohtani

8:50

On Simulation Studies of Magnetic Reconnection Using Multi-scale Scheme

Shunsuke Usami

9:20

Lower-hybrid-drift instabilities in current-sheet equilibrium in presence of a guide field

Wenlu Zhang

9:40

Complexity of Magnetospheric Structure Varying Southward IMF in Global Three-dimensional Electro- Magnetic Particle Simulation

Dong Sheng Cai

10:00

Beverage Break

Applications                                               Chair: Hiroaki Ohtani

10:20

Ion collection by a drifting spherical collector in the continuum limit. Kinetic and fluid approaches

Leonardo Patacchini

10:50

Plasma effects in waveguide breakdown

Peter Stoltz

11:20

Broadening of Solar Wind Strahl Pitch-Angles by the Electron/electron Instability

Shinji Saito

11:40

Short Wavelength Trapped Electron Mode

Yong Xiao

12:00

The European task force on integrated tokamak modeling

Guido Huysmans

Tuesday Afternoon, October 9, 2007

Fluid Modeling                                        Chair: Guido Huysmans

2:00

Anisotropy in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

Marco Onofri

2:30

Modeling of the Accretion Disk Corona

Alexei Pankin

3:00

Numerical simulations of anisotropic Alfvénic turbulence

Jean Perez

3:30

Beverage Break

 

Methods III                                                      Chair: Bedros Afeyan

3:50

Multi-scale Simulation for Laser Plasma Interaction

Hideo Nagatomo

4:20

Discrete particle noise in gyrokinetic particle-in-cell simulations of plasma turbulence

Ihor Holod

4:40

Phase space structure formation due to frequency sweeping in plasmas

Herb Berk

5:00

Closing Remarks

François Waelbroeck