



fusion Theory & Computation 

The theory research group, led by Dr. Peter Catto, develops fundamental plasma physics concepts as part of the national fusion program and for advancement of plasma science in general. In particular it provides theoretical and computational support for Alcator CMod and other tokamaks and the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX), Areas of active theory research include MHD and kinetic stability, heating and current drive, nonlinear dynamics, turbulent and collisional confinement, and integrated modeling of advanced tokamak physics.
ResearchAdditional information about the main areas of theory research.
Theory Group Staff


