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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 fluid dynamics and 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


April 11, 2019 Preprint: Variational integrators for stochastic dissipative Hamiltonian systems
November 23, 2018 Publication: Relaxation to magnetohydrodynamics equilibria via collision brackets
August 9, 2018 Publication: Variational Integrators for Inertial Magnetohydrodynamics (Editor's Pick)
July 20, 2018 Grant: Geometric Methods for Kinetic Equations (GEMKIN) through International Graduate School of Science and Engineering of TUM
May 4, 2018 Publication: Degenerate Variational Integrators for Magnetic Field Line Flow and Guiding Center Trajectories
April 23, 2018 Preprint: Energy-, momentum-, density-, and positivity-preserving spatio-temporal discretizations for the nonlinear Landau collision operator with exact H-theorems
February 15, 2018 Preprint: Metriplectic Particle-in-Cell Integrators for the Landau Collision Operator
October 18, 2017 Featured Article: GEMPIC: Geometric ElectroMagnetic Particle-In-Cell Methods
October 02, 2017 Publication: Metriplectic Integrators for the Landau Collision Operator

Upcoming Events

October 14-18, 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 22-26, 2019,
Innsbruck, Austria
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 2019)
July 15-19, 2019,
Valencia, Spain
International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019)

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