The goal of the DOE SciDAC Center for Gyro
kinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport (GSEP) is to develop predictive capability for assessing the effects of energetic particles on the performance of the burning plasmas in ITER. To achieve this ambitious goal, the GSEP Center has envisioned and initiated a program of first-principles simulations of energetic particle turbulence and transport by deploying two complementary, global, nonlinear gyrokinetic turbulence codes: particle-in-cell GTC and continuum GYRO.
- University of California, Irvine – Z. Lin (PI), L. Chen, W.W. Heidbrink
- General Atomics – R.E. Waltz
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory – D. Spong
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – C. Kamath
- 06/11/2011 ITER Aritcle: Feeding the mighty Jaguar
- 04/15/2011 ORNL Aritcle: Jaguar Supercomputer Harnesses Heat for Fusion Energy
- 12/20/2010 GSEP has been awarded an 2011 INCITE with 35M hour computer time allocation on Jaguar at ORNL
- 12/20/2010 Scidac GSEP has been approved for a 5-year renewal from 2011-2016
- 07/26/2010 USBPO Topical Group Highlights: Gyrokinetic Simulations and Experimental Evidence of Energetic Particle Transport by Microturbulence
- 08/08/2009 GSEP Workshop 2009 will be held on August 10 and 11 in GA 13-215 (Conference room across from Ron Stambaugh’s office). The agenda and viewgraphs can be found in Presentations.
- 02/28/2009 Fusion SciDAC Winter School on Turbulence and Energetic Particles (2009)
- Liu Chen is awarded by the European Physical Society (EPS) the 2008 Hannes Alfvén Prize“for his many seminal works on Alfvén wave physics in laboratory and space plasmas and his continuing contribution of new ideas, including: the theories of geomagnetic pulsations, Alfvén wave heating, fishbone oscillations, the formulation of the nonlinear gyrokinetic equations and fundamental contributions to drift wave instabilities and turbulence”Link: the laudation for Liu Chen and his Alfvén paper on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.
- Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Theory Lectures by T. S. Hahm