Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
Welcome to the Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics (CFSA), part of the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick. Our research focuses on plasma physics applied to the grand challenges of magnetic and inertial fusion power, space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics. Our work spans fundamental theory, observation, and the analysis of experimental data, combined with high performance computing. The Centre has a strong record of joint work with the UK fusion research programmes, as well as extensive engagement with space plasma and solar physics missions. Directors: Prof. S. C. Chapman and Prof. R. O. Dendy.
History: Space and astrophysical plasma research was first established in the Physics Department at Warwick under the leadership of Sandra Chapman in 1995, and has a longstanding collaboration with the fusion plasma theory group at CCFE Culham, led by Richard Dendy. As part of a major EPSRC initiative to strengthen plasma physics in UK universities, three new academic members of staff have been appointed at CFSA. They join existing Warwick staff, whose research into space and astrophysical plasma physics is supported by STFC in CFSA. Some CFSA staff are also core members of Warwick’s Centre for Scientific Computing and Centre for Complexity Science. CFSA is a member of the European Fusion Education Network Association (FUSENET). Tony Arber leads the cluster in the UK MHD Consortium and chairs the Collaborative Computational Plasma Physics consortium. Valery Nakariakov leads the MC IRSES network "Radiophysics of the Sun".
|Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics (CFSA)
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
CFSA is located on the 1st floor of the Physical Sciences building.
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