LPPFusion Gains A New Simulation ExpertJuly 16, 2014
LPPFusion welcomes a new member this month. Dr. Robert E. Terry joins us as Computational Physics Consultant, and has started working with Dr. Warwick Dumas to develop our ongoing simulation of the early phases of the plasma focus process. This simulation will help us to understand how the current filaments form and what conditions favor or imperil their survival. The filaments in turn are the vital first steps in compressing the plasma to high density. Dr. Terry has had over 35 years experience in simulation of plasma phenomena, having strong expertise both in computational techniques and in plasma physics. He worked for over 20 years at the US Naval Research Laboratory, developing innovative techniques for modeling the Z-pinch, a plasma device closely related to the dense plasma focus device. He was a long time collaborator and friend of Dr. John Guillory, LPPFusion previous plasma physics consultant, who died last year.