Hamiltonian Reductions in Plasma Physics

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  • Monday, December 3, 2012 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Howey N110
Phone: (404) 894-8886
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School of Physics Nonlinear Science and Mathematical Physics: Presenting Loic de Guillebon, Centre de Physique Théorique

Given the complexity of the dynamics of a plasma, reductions are needed. The Hamiltonian framework offers various ways to carry out such reductions. I will introduce some of these methods by considering in particular the example of gyrokinetics, which is a kinetic model for plasmas in a strong magnetic field.

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