General information

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics
of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

supported by

Commission B1 Computational astrophysics IAU


Third Virtual Workshop on Numerical Modeling in MHD and Plasma Physics:
Methods, Tools, and Outcomes.
Honor of Academician Guri. I. Marchuk 95th Birthday

October 12-16, 2020


Conference web-site



Over the years, the work on projects of controlled thermonuclear fusion has been progressing. The ultimate purpose is the implementation of a thermonuclear reactor, which will become an ecologically conscious way of solving the energy problem of mankind. А large number of particle accelerators and colliders have been developed and constructed. The natural processes taking place in supernovae, interstellar medium, and galaxies are the main incentive in thermonuclear fusion. A workshop on numerical modeling in MHD and plasma physics is organized in the era of "big data". Observations with telescopes such as ALMA and results of experiments on colliders such as LHC generate huge sets of data. It is necessary not only to process the data, but also to explain the underlying physical processes with comparable quality. The problem of modeling the plasma in cosmos and laboratory is many-sided. For modeling it is necessary to create computational algorithms based on co-design, simulation study, and assessment of the energy efficiency, which satisfy simultaneously the conditions of high computational accuracy, scalability, and efficiency.  The main goal of the workshop is a close and intensive interaction of specialists in the field of numerical methods and parallel computations. The workshop will allow us to formulate  current and future requirements for computational models and discuss applications of numerical methods to the problems of plasma physics and astrophysics. The workshop results will be published in the conference proceedings. This year we have faced the threat of the new coronavirus spread, this threat has led to the isolation of a large number of people. At the same time, mankind has met a new challenge - to maintain social and economic processes in a new, albeit temporary, reality. Conferences and workshops are important life components of the scientific community, therefore, despite all the limitations, we hold the traditional workshop on numerical solutions of MHD equations and plasma physics. Taking into account the current situation, we organize the workshop using virtual conferences. In this connection, we are not bounded by geographic location and time zone, therefore, we extended the meeting dates from two intensive days, as it was in the case of the full-time participation, to five days for the possibility of holding sections in different time zones. We hope that this format of the conferences will be quite effective and perhaps in the future will provide an opportunity to participate in events, held by scientific centers in the world.