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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Plasma Turbulence and Nonlinear Waves


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.C0420 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Chris E Crabtree 202.767.6644


In this research opportunity we are interested in general nonlinear plasma physics processes with empsasis on the kinetic nature of plasmas including nonlinear coherent wave processes (nonlinear wave-particle interactions) and plasma turbulence (both strong and weak turbulence).  We are interested in extending existing analytical formulations of these processes, developing computationally efficient numerical methods to model these processes, observing these phenomenon in nature (space plasmas and laboraotry plasmas), performing first-principles kinetic simulations to understanding competing nonlinear processes, and applying these theoretical ideas to understanding complex geophysical and laboratory plasmas on global scales.  Potential application areas include ionospheric wave propagation, the Earth's Radiation Belts, solar wind plasmas, laser plasma interactions, beam plasma instabilities, space weather models and dynamics,  and dusty plasma applications in the solar corona and in laboratory plasmas.   

key words
Plasma Kinetics; Wave Turbulence; Nonlinear Dynamics; Wave-Particle Interactions; Space Plasmas; Laboratory Plasmas


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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