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Boulder, Colorado - July 24, 2019:
Professor Cary, below, discussed Use of Computation for Understanding Plasmas in a
for the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering Fundamentals of Plasmas Series.


, Prof. John R. Cary explains how computer simulations are a form of virtual reality. Dr. Cary explains that by using computer simulations, you can solve the very complex equations that describe how plasmas form and interact with matter, and virtually sit inside the plasma. These computer simulations not only provide insights on the very basic plasma physics, but can also be used to design technology devices that use plasmas.

John Cary is CEO and co-founder of Tech-X Corporation, as well as Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Dr. Cary received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He previously worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas. Dr. Cary’s recent service to the physics community includes being associate editor for Reviews of Modern Physics, being on the Executive Committees of the Division of Plasma Physics and the Division of Beam Physics of the American Physical Society where he is currently chair of the Division of Plasma Physics. He has advised PhD and Masters degree students and taught at all university levels. A frequently invited speaker, Professor Cary’s interests are in computational physics, including algorithm development and modern approaches, beam physics, plasma physics, nonlinear dynamics, and electromagnetics of structures. Professor Cary is a fellow of the American Physical Society with over 170 refereed publications. John Cary has received awards including the Buneman Award for Visualization, the John Dawson Prize for Numerical Simulation of Plasmas, and the IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award for Contributions to Computational Nuclear and Plasma Sciences, as well as the senior level IEEE NPSS PAST Award.

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Additional time is available for independent simulation project work coached by Tech-X experts. 

Register to attend the 2019 Tech-X Worldwide Simulation Summit.

This year's Tech-X Worldwide Simulation Summit presenters and instructors will include:

  • John R. Cary, Tech-X Co-founder and CEO, CU Boulder Fellow
  • Sveta Shasharina, Tech-X Co-founder and VP Computational Infrastructure
  • Diana Cheatham, Tech-X Application Engineer
  • Daniel Main, Tech-X Application Engineer
  • David Smithe, Tech-X Senior Research Scientist
  • Thomas G. Jenkins, Tech-X Principal Scientist
  • Sergey Averkin, Tech-X Research Scientist
  • Jarrod Leddy, Tech-X Research Scientist
  • Tobias Oliver, UC San Diego
  • Christopher Doss, CU Boulder
  • Trudy Bolin, University of New Mexico
  • Salvador Isaac Sosa Guitron, University of New Mexico
  • Ming-Chieh Lin, Hanyang University

Tech-X Worldwide Simulation Summit Agenda

Monday, September 16

9:15 a.m.      Coffee and Refreshments          
9:45 a.m.      VSim Capabilities and Applications      Diana Cheatham and Daniel Main
10:30 a.m.      Introduction to VSim's Simulation Methods and Algorithms
     John R. Cary
11:30 a.m.      Break          
11:45 a.m.      Build Simulation Part I:
Setup, Parameters, Functions, Materials, Geometries
     Diana Cheatham
12:30 p.m.      Lunch       
1:30 p.m.      Build Simulation Part II:
Fields, Boundary Conditions, Histories
     Diana Cheatham
2:30 p.m.      Break          
2:45 p.m.      Build Simulation Part III:
Particles and Reactions
     Daniel Main
4:00 p.m.   Close          

Tuesday, September 17

9:30 a.m.      Coffee          
10:00 a.m.      Introduction to Text-based Simulation: Electromagnetics      David Smithe
12:00 p.m.      Lunch       
1:00 p.m.      Text-based Simulation: Electrostatics      Tom Jenkins   
3:00 p.m.      Questions/Conclusions      Tech-X Team
4:00 p.m.   Close          

Wednesday, September 18

9:30 a.m.      Coffee          
10:00 a.m.      Effective Meshing in VSim      Sergey Averkin
10:30 a.m.      Reactions Framework      Jarrod Leddy
11:00 a.m.      Multipacting      Tobias Oliver 
12:00 p.m.      Lunch       
1:00 p.m.   RSim      Sveta Shasharina
2:00 p.m.   Workshopping          

Thursday, September 19

9:30 a.m.      Coffee          
10:00 a.m.      Electron Beam Configurations Interacting with Plasmas      Christopher Doss
11:15 a.m.      Break       
11:30 a.m.      Use Case: VSim for RF Applications      Trudy Bolin and
Salvador Isaac Sosa Guitron
12:30 p.m.      Lunch       
1:30 p.m.   Modeling a Gyrotron Mode Converter
Using 3-D CFDTD Simulation
     Ming-Chieh Lin
2:00 p.m.   Workshopping          
Boulder, Colorado - July 5, 2019:
Professor Cary, below, is a founder of Tech-X Corporation, a Fellow of the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an active IEEE member.

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The Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Technical Committee (PAST) of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society awards the prestigious Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology. Two Awards are granted in each occurrence of the Particle Accelerator Conferences held in North America (NAPAC or IPAC): one award is given to a senior level scientist and technologist and the other award is given to an individual early in his/her career.

The 2019 PAST Awards will be presented at the 2019 North American Particle Accelerator Conference (NAPAC2019), which will be held in Lansing, Michigan USA, 1-6 September, 2019.

John R. Cary, is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado and a CEO of Tech-X Corporation who has made important and diverse contributions throughout accelerator science and related fields. Professor Cary’s contributions include basic discoveries in nonlinear dynamics and advances in computational physics, as well as their application to specific accelerator and beam systems. Much of his work (separatrix crossing, one of Arnold’s 10 mathematical discoveries of the 1980s, and electromagnetic algorithms) has been fundamental and cited in many other fields. His work on advanced accelerator physics includes the computational illustration of self-trapping and the acceleration of electrons from laser-plasma interaction (one of the Nature’s scientific highlights of 2004), determination of the reasons for the observed emittance difference along and transverse to the direction of the laser polarization, and the method for combining laser pulses with different transverse variations to obtain a more mildly focusing wake field. Work specific to conventional accelerators includes the discovery of nonlinear, integrable accelerator lattices, a method for calculating the equilibria of beams in such lattices, and the discovery of a photonic-crystal based accelerator cavity with reduced wake fields. 

Professor Cary has been active in the IEEE, including helping organize the Particle Accelerator Conference, and in the Divisions of Physics of Beams (DPB) and Plasma Physics (DPP) of the American Physical Society, including being Chair of the APS-DPP.

Professor Cary received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. He worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory 1978-80, then the University of Texas 1980-1984. Dr. Cary joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1984, where he has been employed until the present. In 1994 Professor Cary co-founded (with Svetlana Shasharina Cary) Tech-X Corporation, which develops computational software for modeling accelerators and other physical systems.

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