January 9–11, 2023


Hertz Hall, University of California Livermore Collaboration Center, Eastgate Drive, Livermore, CA (building formerly known as the Edward Teller Education Center)



The mission of the workshop is to:

  1. Provide a forum for the discussion of key physics and computational issues as well as innovative concepts of direct relevance to multi-species fluid and gyro-fluid plasma simulations.
  2. Prepare researchers to use and further develop the BOUT++ code for edge turbulence, transport, plasma material interaction, plasma-RF interaction, tokamak disruption and ELM simulations of magnetic fusion devices.
  3. Promote effective collaboration within the BOUT++ community and beyond.


This three-day workshop covers tutorial lectures on the basics of the BOUT++ code and tools used by BOUT++, special lectures on tokamak disruption, edge-localized modes, exhaust management, plasma-RF-interaction, plasma-material interaction, integrated modeling, synthetic diagnostics for validating simulations, machine learning surrogate models for Landau fluid closure, for divertor detachment predictions and controls, framework using different spatial discretization methods, preconditioners, and topical applications by present BOUT++ users/developers. If there is enough interest, informal working group sessions will be formed to work on participants’ problems with BOUT++ experts on Thursday, January 12.

Meeting Information

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Organizing Committee

Xueqiao Xu (Co-chair, LLNL, USA)
Ben Dudson (Co-chair, LLNL, USA)
Maxim Umansky (LLNL, USA)
Nami Li (LLNL, USA)
Ben Zhu (LLNL, USA)

Scientific Committee

Phil Snyder (Chair, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Peter Hill (University of York, UK)
Fulvio Militello (UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK)
Hogun Jhang (National Fusion Research Institute, S. Korea)
Tianyang Xia (Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, China)
Masatoshi Yagi (Rokkasho Fusion Institute, QST, Japan)
Xueqiao Xu (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)

Conference Contacts

Lara Ahuna | ahuna1 [at] llnl.gov
Janet Garcia | garcia272 [at] llnl.gov