Theoretical Plasma Physics

The areas embraced by UCLA theoretical plasma physics research includes studies involving nonlinear waves, heating of thermonuclear fusion plasmas, ionosphere modification, laboratory simulation of space phenomena, and non-diffusive transport.

Since 1998, the Plasma Simulation Group has been led by Professor Warren B. Mori. The group continues to do pioneering work in high-performance computing of complex plasma phenomena. The group is actively engaged in inventing new algorithms for studying plasma-based acceleration and extreme states of matter, as well as using its codes for scientific discovery in these subject areas.