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A Department of Energy Fusion Science Center

The grant for this center has ended.
CMPD was active from 2006-1010.

The Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) is a Department of Energy Fusion Science Center, hosted jointly by the University of Maryland and UCLA. Our mission is to extend established first-principles, microscopic, kinetic simulation techniques to problems that intrinsically involve the slow evolution of macroscopic variables, and to validate the simulations against experimental observations.

On the College Park, Maryland campus, the CMPD's home is within the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM). CSCAMM is a recent major initiative within the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences to promote research activity in new algorithms and mathematical modeling in the physical sciences. Participating faculty come from the Physics Department, the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, and the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology.

At UCLA, the CMPD resides in the physics department. Experiments in support of the Center's theoretical effort are being performed in the Basic Plasma Science Facility at UCLA and at the Versatile Toroidal Facility at MIT.

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