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​​​​Joseph Parker is a computational scientist based in the Theoretical and Computational Physics Group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

His main research interests are in plasma physics:

  • Nonlinear be​haviour in kinetic plasmas
  • Spectral methods for velocity space
  • Efficient simulation of plasmas on HPC systems

Joseph is the CoSeC project manager for HEC/CCP-Plasma. He is a senior developer for BOUT++ code, and for its STORM physics module. He is also a developer for the code GS2.

Selected publications:

  • ​Parker, J. T., Highcock, E. G., Schekochihin, A. A. & Dellar, P. J. (2016) Suppression of phase mixing in drift-kinetic plasma turbulence. Physics of Plasmas, ​​doi: 10.1063/1.4958954, arXiv: 1603.06968 
  • ​​Parker, J. T. & Dellar P. J. (2015) Fourier-Hermite spectral representation for the Vlasov-Poisson system in the weakly collisional limit. Journal of Plasma Physics, doi:10.1017/S0022377814001287,  arXiv:1407.1932.
  • ​Parker, J. T., Gyrokinetic simulations of fusion plasmas using a spectral velocity space representation. Doctoral Thesis, Univeristy of Oxford:​ university archive, arXiv:1603.04727