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
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
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.