Consortium and Partners
|Università della Calabria
Scientific Coordinator: Vincenzo Carbone
Outgoing (EU funded) / Incoming months: 64 / 53
Website: www.unical.it, Dept. website: www.fis.unical.it
The Plasma Astrophysics group at the University of Calabria has a solid research tradition in the fields of plasma physics, space physics, and nonlinear dynamics. Actively involved in the design and exploitation of new space missions (Solar Orbiter, Cross-Scale), the group has developed excellent resources for the advanced analysis of data for the characterization and the understanding of many turbulent processes in plasmas. Data used includes spacecraft and fusion device measurements. In the domain of high performance computing, Calabria group is particularly expert in incompressible and compressible MHD simulations, kinetic Vlasov simulations, and kinetic test particle simulations.
Scientific Coordinator: Jonathan Eastwood
Outgoing (EU funded) / Incoming months: 10 / 22
Website: www3.imperial.ac.uk, Dept. website: www3.imperial.ac.uk/physics
Space physics research at Imperial College (IC) is of the highest international standing as evidenced from leadership roles in international space projects; high profile publications, invited talks, awards and prizes. IC is playing a leading role in the development of new spacecraft missions, including Solar Orbiter (PI institute for the Magnetometer - Horbury). The advanced analysis of space missions data is also massively performed at IC.
|University of Warwick
Scientific Coordinator: Sandra Chapman
Outgoing (EU funded) / Incoming months: 31 / 32
Website: www2.warwick.ac.uk, Dept. website: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/cfsa
In terms of the underlying fundamental plasma physics, the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics at Warwick University (CFSA) is almost unique in supporting active research, and expertise, across a broad range of approaches. In High Performance Computing, we have the several MHD, PIC and Vlasov codes developed in house. In spatial field and time series analysis we again have a track record of over a decade. This includes both applying well developed spectral and statistical methods and developing and pioneering novel techniques
|University of Delaware
Scientific Coordinator: William Matthaeus
Outgoing (EU funded) / Incoming months: 42 / 48
Website: www.udel.edu, Dept. website: www.bartol.udel.edu
The group led by Prof. Matthaeus at Bartol Institute, Delaware University is involved in a series of projects in the US that are funded by the US Dept. of Energy, NASA, and the US National Science Foundation. The group has excellent expertise in the design, development and exploitation of several codes for the numerical simulation of MHD flows. Data analysis techniques, specially concerning solar wind space missions data, is a core skill of the Delaware group. Furthermore, the group has showed a recognized excellence in theoretical modelling of solar wind turbulence and, more in general, of plasma dynamics.
|University of California
Scientific Coordinator: Stuart Bale
Outgoing (EU funded) / Incoming months: 31 / 44
Website: www.berkeley.edu, Dept. website: www.ssl.berkeley.edu
UCB/SSL has developed about 100 space instruments/missions, with over ~20 instruments currently operating in space, all competitively selected for scientific excellence. The excellence of the scientific results obtained also thanks to the space data analysis and modelling is evident from the large record of publications of the SSL staff.
|Universidad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Scientific Coordinator: Pablo Mininni
Outgoing (EU funded) / Incoming months: 34 / 13
Website: www.uba.ar, Dept. website: www.df.uba.ar
The Group of Astrophysical Flows, within the Department of Physics, in the School of Natural and Exact Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires is active in the field of fluid dynamics with astrophysical and geophysical applications, turbulence, and space physics. In the area of space physics, data analysis initiatives are led by Sergio Dasso while numerical methods and simulations are led by the rest of the group.