Monday 18th January 2021- Visio
Martin Campos Pinto (CNRS-LJLL) .

On Hamiltonian particle schemes for Vlasov-Maxwell equations.

Variational discretizations are known for preserving key physical invariants in a natural way, leading to long-time stability properties.
In this talk I will present a discrete action principle for the Vlasov-Maxwell equations that applies in a general structure-preserving discrete framework.

In this framework the finite-dimensional electromagnetic potentials and fields are represented in a discrete de Rham sequence involving general Finite Element spaces,
and the particle-field coupling is represented by a set of projection operators that commute with the differential operators.

One application of this approach is a new variational spectral PIC method that has a discrete Hamiltonian structure and relies on particle-field coupling techniques
very similar to those encountered in standard PIC schemes.

This is a joint work with Jakob Ameres, Katharina Kormann and Eric Sonnendrücker from the Max Planck IPP in Garching, Germany.

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