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Hamiltonian reductions in plasma physics

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:00am

Series: Nonlinear science and Mathematical Physics

Howey N110
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.