Fusion - Plasma Theory Challenges

Theoretical and computational plasma physics play a crucial role in fusion energy research. They are used to help prepare and interpret experiments on current tokamaks and stellarators. In addition, extrapolations to future devices such as JT-60SA, ITER, and DEMO very much depend on theoretical insight and advanced numerical simulations. The latter increasingly rely on large codes and supercomputing, but analytical theory is also necessary both for the basic understanding of various complex phenomena and for making sure that the numerical tools are set up properly.