受电子科技大学电子科学与工程学院段兆云教授邀请，IEEE Fellow、美国密西根州立大学（Michigan State University）的John P. Verboncoeur教授来校访问交流。具体安排如下：
题 目：Particle Simulation of Plasmas: Review and Advances
主讲人：IEEE Fellow John P. Verboncoeur教授
John P. Verboncoeur of Michigan State University will receive the Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) during ceremonies in June. Only one award is presented internationally each year. Verboncoeur is associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, and a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and computational mathematics, science and engineering. Verboncoeur received a bachelor’s degree with high honors in engineering science at the University of Florida. He received a Magnetic Fusion Energy Technology Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy to attend the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a master’s degree and PhD in nuclear engineering. Verboncoeur has more than 30 years experience developing and applying kinetic particle simulation tools. He has more than 90 journal publications in computational plasmas and applications, in addition to more than 300 conference publications, and five book chapters. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is past president of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society, and an IEEE Director-elect.
The development of the particle simulation of plasmas is chronicled through several generations, starting from its inception in the 1960’s and culminating with recent developments. The methodology has been successfully applied to a wide range of plasmas, defined broadly to include quasi-neutral plasmas found in low-temperature discharges, to non-neutral plasmas including beams for accelerators and microwave sources. The physical phenomena span many decades in temperature and density. Particle methods allow for nonlinear and kinetic effects, and often allow modeling physics from first principles, with increasing physical fidelity enabled by the rapid growth of available computer power. We will review the fundamental methods of particle in cell, the development of device oriented methods for simulation of field and particle interaction with boundaries, circuits, volume atomic and molecular collisions, and many other physical models. We will highlight the development of numerical schemes to better scale plasma systems for a number of physical regimes. Finally, challenges and opportunities will be discussed.
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