Numerical simulations of plasma flow

Physicists are interested in studying the behaviour of any instabilities that arise in plasma flows. In order to properly characterise such behaviour numerical simulations must be carried out over long periods of time and this places a large, sometimes impossible, demand on computational resources. The project will explore the theory and implementation of various ODE solvers with the aim of reducing the computation time. Some programming experience is preferred.

Suitable for students who have completed MATH2305 and MATH2405.