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PHYSICS 4810/7820 Computational Physics

Scott E. Parker

Scott E. Parker, Professor

Department of Physics
Campus Box 390
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309

Office Phone: 303-492-3292, Fax: 303-492-0642



My research is in the area of kinetic theory and simulation of plasmas. Most of my current work is in the area of direct numerical simulation of tokamak plasma turbulence on large massively parallel computers. These simulations are done in a five dimensional phase space using newly developed particle-based methods. These calculations involve many millions of particles with self-consistently calculated electric fields. For the first time, these simulations are showing spectral features and transport levels at least qualitatively similar to turbulent transport observed in large present day experiments. Our goal is a fundamental understanding of plasma turbulence and transport in magnetized plasmas. Scientific visualization is utilized to analyze the features of the three dimensional turbulent fluctuations.

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Here is a list of some recent publications. The co-authors include my inspiring collaborators.

Assistant Professor in Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder (current)

Research Physicist (1990-1996), Theoretical Division, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University

Ph.D. Engineering Science (1990): University of California, Berkeley

B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Nuclear Engineering (1985): University of Wisconsin, Madison