Overall Objectives
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Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
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Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

Inria Project Lab: FRATRES (Fusion Reactors Research and Simulation)

Controlled nuclear fusion can be considered as an example of grand challenge in many fields of computational sciences from physical modelling, mathematical and numerical analysis to algorithmics and software development and several Inria teams and their partners are developing mathematical and numerical tools in these areas.

Since january 2015, H. Guillard is coordinating the Inria Project Lab FRATRES ( to organize these developments on a collaborative basis in order to overcome the current limitations of today numerical methodologies. The ambition is to prepare the next generation of numerical modelling methodologies able to use in an optimal way the processing capabilities of modern massively parallel architectures. This objective requires close collaboration between a) applied mathematicians and physicists that develop and study mathematical models of PDE; b) numerical analysts developing approximation schemes; c) specialists of algorithmic proposing solvers and libraries using the many levels of parallelism offered by the modern architecture and d) computer scientists. This Inria Project Lab will contribute in close connection with National and European initiatives devoted to nuclear Fusion to the improvement and design of numerical simulation technologies applied to plasma physics and in particular to the ITER project for magnetic confinement fusion.

Contact : Hervé Guillard