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Matthias Hoelzl

Deputy group leader MHD and fast particles
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Boltzmannstr. 2 · 85748 Garching · Germany
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Research Interests

With the group in Garching and in various international collaborations, we study large-scale instabilities in tokamak plasmas aiming to develop predictive capabilities for ITER and DEMO. Simulations in particular with the non-linear extended MHD code JOREK (see here) allow to interpret and predict the non-linear dynamics of such instabilities in magnetically confined fusion plasmas. The focus is on studies of edge localized modes (ELMs), disruptions, vertical displacement events (VDEs), tearing modes, runaway electrons, and techniques for the control, suppression, or mitigation of these phenomena. The physics models and numerical methods used in the code are continuously developed further. The research is carried out in a strong international team with collaborations worldwide. A comprehensive overview of the JOREK code and its applications has been submitted to Nuclear Fusion, a pre-print is available here.

Curriculum Vitae

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(c) 2012–2021 Matthias Hoelzl, Schwarzstr. 14, 85604 Zorneding, Germany.

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