Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics

Maintaining mathematic, theory, modeling, and simulation capabilities in a broad set of areas


  • Deputy Group Leader
  • David Moulton
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Electron density simulation

Electron density from an orbital-free quantum molecular dynamics simulation for a warm dense plasma of deuterium at density 10 g/cc and temperature 10 eV.

Mathematical, theory, modeling, and simulation

  • Applied Scientific Computing Research
  • Numerical analysis
  • Algorithm development
  • Nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Integrated plasma simulation
  • Theoretical modeling applied to magnetic fusion
  • Inertial confinement fusion
  • Astrophysical and space plasmas
  • Dense, strongly coupled and quantum plasma
  • Mathematics and physics analysis of large data sets
  • Problems in the information, science, and technology portfolio
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Computational biology and biophysics
  • Network analysis
  • Mathematical modeling applied to emergent Threat Reduction and Energy Security problems
  • Plasma physics applied to emergent Energy Security problems
  • Software engineering
  • Algorithm development for scalable scientific computing on novel parallel architecture