Plasma physics modelling presents a considerable computational challenge. Problems in computational plasma physics span the extreme states of matter achievable in laser-driven experiments, the plasma discharges in tokamak fusion reactors; table-top particle accelerators, and fundamental plasma physics problems common to problems beyond the confines of the laboratory.

This conference aims to provide: a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in computational plasma physics; a forum for those developing and using plasma physics codes in academia and industry; and an introduction to the algorithms, tools, codes and supporting infrastructure available to researchers new to the field. The focus of the meeting will be on applications to laboratory plasmas. However, the approaches to fundamental problems in plasma physics, and the computational strategies and techniques employed, have clear impact and utility beyond laboratory problems.

Organised by the IOP Computational Physics Group Plasma Physics Group and CCP-Plasma 

AWE are sponsoring the Computational Plasma Physics Conference poster session and student poster prize(s). AWE plays a crucial role in our nation’s defence, by providing and maintaining warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including nuclear threat reduction and counter-terrorism solutions.

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CCP-Plasma - The Centre for Computational Plasma Physics (CCPP) brings together work from High Performance Computing, Computational Physics and Plasma Physics based on contributions from the University of Warwick's Computer Science and Physics departments in collaboration with AWE scientists. The Centre will focus on the challenge of developing, deploying and optimising, massively parallel, scientific software in the modern High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. The scale and sophistication of HPC platforms continues to evolve rapidly, this changing landscape presents a technical challenge which requires a understanding of each new generation of hardware and associated software implications. For a number of years AWE scientists and researchers in the fields of HPC, Computational Physics and Plasma Physics have worked with the Computer Science and Physics Departments at the University of Warwick on: problems in multi-scale parallelism and performance modelling; hydrodynamics algorithms; and kinetic plasma modelling. Based on these collaborations the Centre was established at Warwick in 2014.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline extension: 9 October 2017

  • Bursary deadline: 23 October 2017

  • Early registration deadline: 23 October 2017

  • Registration deadline: 3 November 2017