Section: Overall Objectives
CALVI was created in July 2003.
It is a project associating Institut Elie Cartan (IECN, UMR 7502, CNRS, INRIA and Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy), Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée (IRMA, UMR 7501, CNRS and Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg) and Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Image, de l'Informatique et de la Télédétection (LSIIT, UMR 7005, CNRS and Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg) with close collaboration to Laboratoire de Physique des Milieux Ionisés et Applications (LPMIA, UMR 7040, CNRS and Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy).
Our main topic of interest is modeling, numerical simulation and visualization of phenomena coming from plasma physics and beam physics. Our applications are characterized in particular by their large size, the existence of multiple time and space scales, and their complexity.
Different approaches are used to tackle these problems. On the one hand, we try and implement modern computing techniques like parallel computingand grid computinglooking for appropriate methods and algorithms adapted to large scale problems. On the other hand we are looking for reduced modelsto decrease the size of the problems in some specific situations. Another major aspect of our research is to develop numerical methods enabling us to optimize the needed computing cost thanks to adaptive mesh refinementor model choice. Work in scientific visualization complement these topics including visualization of multidimensional datainvolving large data sets and coupling visualizationand numerical computing.