Tokamak Theory Division
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Boltzmannstr. 2 · 85748 Garching · Germany
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The focus of my research is on large-scale instabilities in tokamak plasmas. Non-linear simulations in particular with the non-linear MHD code JOREK aim to interpret and predict fusion plasma experiments. The emphasis lies on edge localized modes (ELMs) and their interaction with resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) fields and pellets as well as disruptions including mitigation via massive gas injection (MGI), vertical displacement events (VDEs) and conducting wall effects.
Since 01/2015: Principal Investigator of EUROfusion Enabling Research Project Global non-linear MHD modeling in toroidal geometry of disruptions, edge localized modes, and techniques for their mitigation and suppression.
Since 2013: Staff scientist in the tokamak theory division of Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.
2010 to 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics including four months of research visits to CEA/IRFM Cadarache and ITER Organization.
01/2010: PhD in physics from Technical University Munich: Diffusive Heat Transport across Magnetic Islands and Stochastic Layers in Tokamaks
- The full list of projects is available here. Full list at matthias-hoelzl.org/projects.html
Implementation and validation of a model for halo-currents in the non-linear MHD code JOREK and demonstration of 3-D VDEs simulations in ITER. ITER Project (12/2016–11/2018).
Computing time for non-linear simulations of MHD instabilities and associated code developments. Marconi-Fusion Supercomputer (11/2016–12/2017).
Global non-linear MHD modeling in toroidal geometry of disruptions, edge localized modes, and techniques for their mitigation and suppression. EUROfusion Enabling Research Project CfP-WP15-ENR-01/IPP-05 (1/2015–12/2017).
- The full list of publications is available here. Full list at matthias-hoelzl.org/publications.html
Progress in understanding disruptions triggered by massive gas injection via 3D non-linear MHD modelling with JOREK. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 014006 (2016).
Electromagnetic Thin Wall Model for Simulations of Plasma Wall Touching Kink and Vertical Modes. Journal of Plasma Physics 81, 515810610 (12/2015).
Nonlinear MHD Simulations of ELMs in JET and Quantitative Comparisons to Experiments. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 58, 014026 (11/2015).
Energy conservation and numerical stability for the reduced MHD models of the non-linear JOREK code. ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 49, 1331 (08/2015). arxiv:1408.2099
Modeling a massive gas injection triggered disruption in JET with the JOREK code. Physics of Plasmas 22, 062509 (06/2015).
Resistive Reduced MHD Modeling of Multi-Edge-Localized-Mode Cycles in Tokamak X-Point Plasmas. Physical Review Letters, 114, 035001 (01/2015).
Non-Linear Simulations of MHD Instabilities in Tokamaks Including Eddy Current Effects and Perspectives for the Extension to Halo Currents. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 561, 012011 (12/2014). arxiv:1408.6379
Mechanism of Edge Localized Mode mitigation by Resonant Magnetic Perturbations. Physical Review Letters 113, 115001 (09/2014).
Coupling the JOREK and STARWALL Codes for Non-linear Resistive-wall Simulations. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 401, 012010 (12/2012). arxiv:1206.2748
Determination of the heat diffusion anisotropy by comparing measured and simulated electron temperature profiles across magnetic islands. Nuclear Fusion, 49, 115009 (09/2009).
Conference and Workshop Contributions
- The full list of conference contributions is available here. Full list at matthias-hoelzl.org/conferences.html
Invited Oral Modelling of gas penetration, MHD activity and runaway electrons in disruptions mitigated by massive gas injection. 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium, I4.115 (07/2016). Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 014006 (2016).
Poster Modeling Runaway Electron Dynamics in Realistic Fields from 3D Non-linear MHD Disruption Simulations. 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium, P2.006 (07/2016).
Poster Non-linear modeling of the Edge Localized Modes and their control by Resonant Magnetic Perturbations in ASDEX Upgrade. 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium, P1.017 (07/2016).
Poster A Parallel 3D Discontinuous Galerkin Framework for Nonlinear Resistive MHD Simulations in Tokamak and Stellarator Geometries. 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium, P1.040 (07/2016).
Oral Modeling of disruption mitigation by massive gas injection in JET with JOREK and IMAGINE. 42nd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Lisbon, Portugal, O4.135 (25/06/2015).
Poster Non-linear simulations of ELMs in ASDEX Upgrade including diamagnetic drift effects. 42nd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Lisbon, Portugal, P1.128 (22/06/2015).
Poster Non-Linear Simulations of MHD Instabilities in Tokamaks Including Eddy Current Effects and Perspectives for the Extension to Halo Currents. Theory of Fusion Plasmas (Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop), Varenna, Italy, P-10 (09/2014). arxiv:1408.6379 | Journal of Physics: Conference Series 561, 012011 (2014).
Poster Simulations of ELMs in realistic tokamak geometry with the nonlinear MHD code JOREK. 55th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Denver, Colorado, PP8.00033 (11/2013).
Invited Oral Non-linear Simulations of Edge Localized Modes and Resistive Walls. 15th European Fusion Theory Conference (EFTC), Oxford, UK (09/2013).
Invited Oral Nonlinear MHD Simulations of Edge Localized Modes in ASDEX Upgrade. DPG Spring Meeting, Jena, Germany, Main Talk P 6.2 (02/2013).
Poster Reduced-MHD simulations of edge localized modes in ASDEX Upgrade. 38th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Strasbourg, France, P2.078 (06/2011).
Teaching and Supervision
- The full list of teaching activities is available here. Full list at matthias-hoelzl.org/teaching.html
Supervison of two Postdoctoral Researchers, two PhD students, one master student, one bachelor student, and several working students / interns. Substitutions for plasma physics lecture at Technical University Munich.
Since 07/2014: Elected member of the Scientists' Representative Council (Wissenschaftlerrat) of Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.
Since 03/2014: Organizer of monthly JOREK remote scientific seminar.
Since 11/2013: Administrator of jorek.eu website and collaboration platform for the JOREK Code.
Since 2012: Ombudsperson for several PhD students.
Referee for: Springer Nature Publishing Company, Nuclear Fusion, Physics of Plasmas, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Department of Energy (US), L'Agence nationale de la recherche (France), HPC-FF Supercomputer (Germany).
Colleagues: Ahmed Ratnani | Alexandre Fil | Bruce Scott | Celine Caldini-Queiros | Emmanuel Franck | Eric Sonnendrücker | Guido Huijsmans | Guillaume Latu | Isabel Krebs | Jane Pratt | Mirjam Schneller | Sibylle Günter
(c) 2012-2016 Matthias Hoelzl, Ringstr. 24, 85764 Oberschleissheim, Germany.
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