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New Software and Platforms
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Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year

We have developed [7] a new numerical method for solving any hyperbolic system of conservation laws (and among them the reduced plasma models). The method is based on a vectorial kinetic representation of the equations, an efficient transport solver (suc as DG or Semi-Lagrangian) and palindromic time integration. The resulting scheme is unconditionally stable, matrix-free and high order. We applied it successfully to the simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities and we are extending it to the simulation of MHD instabilities.