Nature and technology are full of dynamics, often involving multiple scales in length, time and energy. To model these processes, we combine scientific computing with model reduction and machine learning, with particular focus on plasma dynamics in lightning and space weather, and in high voltage and plasma technology.
Our research addresses questions in nature such as start and propagation of lightning strokes, terrestrial gamma-ray flashes and space weather, and closely related technological problems such as switch gear for long-distance electricity nets, air purification and disinfection with corona reactors, and protection of satellites and electricity nets from space weather.
Within national and European projects, we collaborate with colleagues in applied plasma physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, atmospheric electricity, and cosmic particle and space science, and with non-academic partners such as ABB, DNV-GL, ESA-ESTEC and NASA.
Find more about our work on the personal homepages of the staff scientists (including publications):
- Ute Ebert (group leader): http://homepages.cwi.nl/~ebert/,
- Willem Hundsdorfer: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~willem/,
- Enrico Camporeale: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~camporea/
and on the page http://www.cwimd.nl/doku.php with our numerical codes for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics.