Homepage of Michael Kraus

I am a postdoc in the numerical methods group at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, doing research at the intersection of numerical analysis, differential geometry and mathematical physics.
My work concerns the development of structure-preserving discretisation methods for problems from plasma physics. The guiding principle is to take advantage of geometric properties of the equations in order to derive accurate and robust numerical schemes. The resulting geometric integrators often represent the underlying physics more realistically than standard methods in addition to exhibiting good stability properties.

Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus


February 23, 2018 Preprint: Variational Integrators for Inertial Magnetohydrodynamics
February 15, 2018 Preprint: Metriplectic Particle-in-Cell Integrators for the Landau Collision Operator
January 23, 2018 Preprint: Degenerate Variational Integrators for Magnetic Field Line Flow and Guiding Center Trajectories
October 18, 2017 Featured Article: GEMPIC: Geometric ElectroMagnetic Particle-In-Cell Methods
October 02, 2017 Publication: Metriplectic Integrators for the Landau Collision Operator
October 01, 2017 Lecture: Geometric Numerical Integration I at TUM
July 03, 2017 Publication: GEMPIC: Geometric ElectroMagnetic Particle-In-Cell Methods
June 30, 2017 Preprint: Projected Variational Integrators for Degenerate Lagrangian Systems
November 22, 2016 Preprint: Variational Integrators for Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics
September 12, 2016 Software: GeometricIntegrators.jl: Geometric Integrators for ODEs and DAEs
May 29, 2016 Publication: Variational Integrators for Reduced Magnetohydrodynamics
April 01, 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor at Waseda University via Marie Curie Global Fellowship

Upcoming Events

April 03-07, 2018,
Marseille, France
"Symmetry & Computation at CIRM
October 30 - November 03, 2017,
Marseille, France
Collisionless Boltzmann (Vlasov) Equation and Modeling of Self-Gravitating Systems and Plasmas at CIRM
October 23-27, 2017,
Garching, Germany
Numerical Methods for the Kinetic Equations of Plasma Physics (NumKin 2017)
September 18-20, 2017,
Leuven, Belgium
International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas (ICNSP 2017)
September 11-15, 2017,
Bath, England
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 2017)

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