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.


News
Upcoming Events
October 1418, 2019, Garching, Germany 
Numerical Methods for the Kinetic Equations of Plasma Physics (NumKin 2019) 
September 30  October 4, 2019, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands 
European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH 2019) 
July 2226, 2019, Innsbruck, Austria 
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 2019) 
July 1519, 2019, Valencia, Spain 
International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019) 
Research Interests
 Structure Preserving Discretisation Methods
 Model Reduction and Lowrank Approximation
 Numerical Methods for Fluids and Plasmas
 Geometric Mechanics and Field Theory
 Symmetries and Conservation Laws
Ongoing Work
 Geometric Discretisation of
 Degenerate Lagrangian and Noncanonical Hamiltonian Systems
 VlasovPoisson, VlasovAmpère and VlasovMaxwell Systems
 Ideal, Reduced and Full Magnetohydrodynamics
 Guiding Centre Dynamics, Drift Kinetics and Gyro Kinetics
 Discretisation of Action Principles, Poisson and Metriplectic Brackets using
 Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
 Finite Element Exterior Calculus and Mimetic Spectral Elements
 BSplines, NURBS, Isogeometric Analysis
 ParticleinCell Methods
 Discrete Dirac Mechanics and HamiltonPontryagin Principles
 Discrete EulerPoincaré and LieDirac Reduction
 Discrete Noether Theorems and Conservation Laws
 Structurepreserving Model Order Reduction and Lowrank Approximation
Collaborations
 Joshua Burby (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA)
 Leland Ellison (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA)
 Eero Hirvijoki (Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland)
 Philip Morrison (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
 Emanuele Tassi (Laboratoire Lagrange, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France)
 Hiroaki Yoshimura (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
Mentoring
 Nicolas Legouy (10.2018, Doctor Mathematics, Technische Universität München)
 Tobias Blickhan (10.2018, Master Physics, Technische Universität München)
 Alexander Frank (10.2017, Master Physics, Technische Universität München)
 Marco Orts (04.201709.2018, Master Mathematical Physics, Technische Universität München)
 Momose Hiroki (04.201603.2017, Master Engineering/Applied Mathematics, Waseda University)
 Camilla Bressan (01.2016, Doctor Mathematics, Technische Universität München)
 Wolfgang Styn (10.201409.2015, Master Mathematics, Technische Universität München)
 Jakob Ameres (02.201410.2017, Doctor Mathematics, Technische Universität München)
Grants and Honours
 Project Team Leader at International Graduate School of Science and Engineering of TUM, 2018
 Marie SkłodowskaCurie Individual Fellowship , 2016
 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, 2014
 PhD awarded with highest distinction (summa cum laude), 2013
Impressum
(c) Michael Kraus, Marchenbacher Straße 12b, 85406 Gerlhausen, Germany.
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