Prof. Dr. Eric Sonnendrücker

Head of Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics Division

Eric Sonnendrücker, born 1967 in Strasbourg, studied mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan. After taking his PhD in 1995 he did research in Germany and the USA before being awarded his lecturership five years later at Nancy University with a dissertation entitled “Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Plasmas and Particle Beams” and being appointed Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Strasbourg.

Appointed jointly by the Max Planck Society and the Technical University of Munich in 2012, he on 1 September commenced his research work as Scientific Fellow and head of the "Numerical Methods in Plasma Physics" division at IPP in Garching, and took up a professorship for Applied Mathematics at the university.

Selected publications:

M. Kraus, K. Kormann, P. J. Morrison, E. Sonnendrücker
GEMPIC: Geometric electromagnetic particle-in-cell methods
Journal of Plasma Physics 83, 905830401 (2017)
M. Campos Pinto, E. Sonnendrücker
Gauss-compatible Galerkin schemes for time-dependent Maxwell equations
Mathematics of Computation 85, 2651 (2016)
E. Sonnendrücker, A. Wacher, R. Hatzky, R. Kleiber
A split control variate scheme for PIC simulations with collisions
Journal of Computational Physics, 295, pp. 402–419 (2015)
N. Crouseilles, M. Mehrenberger, E. Sonnendrücker
Conservative semi-Lagrangian schemes for the Vlasov equation
Journal of Computational Physics 229, 1927-1953 (2010)
E. Sonnendrücker, J. Roche, P. Bertrand, A. Ghizzo
The semi-Lagrangian Method for the Numerical Resolution of Vlasov Equations
Journal of Computational Physics 149, 201 (1999)
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