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John Cary - Professor

John Cary  Professor
Fellow Ph.D. 1979, University of California, Berkeley Gamow Tower - Room: F821 Email Address Phone: (303) 492-1489


My interests are concentrated in beam/accelerator physics, plasma physics, nonlinear dynamics, and computational physics. My accelerator/beam physics interests concentrate currently in advanced accelerator concepts: the generation and use of large (10-100 GV/m) fields through laser-plasma interactions. My plasma physics interests are currently in the simulation of the nonlinear interactions of radio frequency electromagnetic fields with plasma as occurring in plasma heating. In plasma heating the nonlinear dynamical effects, which are crucial to making the process irreversible, are also part of our research. In recent years we have devoted extensive effort to computational methods, including developing a new arbitrary-dimensional, parallel, hybrid, plasma simulation code, VORPAL.


Alexei Y. Pankin, Alex Pletzer, Srinath Vadlamani, John R. Cary, Ammar Hakim, Scott E. Kruger, Mahmood Miah, Thomas D. Rognlien, Svetlana Shasharina, Glenn Bateman, Arnold H. Kritz, Tariq Rafiq and FACETS team, "Simulation of anomalous transport in tokamaks using the FACETS code", doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2010.07.038/Comp. Phys. Comm.

T.M. Austin, J.R. Cary, D.N. Smithe, C. Nieter, "Alternating Direction Implicit Methods for FDTD Using the Dey-Mittra Embedded Boundary Method", The Open Plasma Physics Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 29-35, 2010.

C. A. Bauer, G. R Werner, and J. R. Cary, "A second-order 3D electromagnetics algorithm for curved interfaces between anisotropic dielectrics on a Yee mesh," J. Comput. Phys. 230, 2060-2075 (2011), doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2010.12.005.

127. John R. Cary, Ammar Hakim, Mahmood Miah, Scott Kruger, Alexander Pletzer, Svetlana Shasharina, Srinath Vadlamani, Ronald Cohen, Tom Epperly, Tom Rognlien, Alexei Pankin, Richard Groebner, Satish Balay, Lois McInnes, Hong Zhang, "FACETS - a Framework for Parallel Coupling of Fusion Components," pp.435-442, 2010 18th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing, 2010.

127. P. Stoltz, S. Veitzer, C. Nieter, P. Messmer, K. Amyx, J. Cary, P. Lebrun, J. Amundson, P. Spentzouris Hong-Jun Kim, Tim Tautges, "Recent Progress in Accelerator Physics Simulations with the VORPAL code, "In press SciDAC 2010: J. Physics: Conf. Series, 2010.

127. W.B. Mori, W. An, V.K. Decyk, W. Lu, F.S. Tsung, R.A. Fonseca, S.F. Martins, J. Vieira, L.O Silva, M. Chen, E. Esarey, C.G.R. Geddes, W.P. Leemans, C.B. Schroeder, J-L. Vay, K. Amyx, D.L. Bruhwiler, J.R. Cary, E. Cormier-Michel, B. Cowan, P. Messmer, C. Huang and T. Antonsen, "Dream beams: Extreme-scale computing enabling new accelerator technologies for the energy and intensity frontiers," J. Physics: Conf. Series (2010), in press.

J. R. Cary and A. J. Brizard, "Hamiltonian Theory of Guiding-Center Motion," Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 693 (2009); DOI:10.1103/RevModPhys.81.693.