• Results of an interdisciplinary collaboration research by Dr. R. T. Ishikawa(SOKENDAI), Assoc. Prof. Nakata(NIFS), and Assoc. Prof. Katsukawa(NAOJ) et al., have been published in Astronomy & Astrophysics. [Paper information: Ryohtaroh T. Ishikawa, Motoki Nakata, Yukio Katsukawa,Youhei Masada, and Tino L. Riethmuller, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 658, A142 (2022)] (Press Release)[2022.3.16]
  • Graduate student Hanzheng Li won the Best Presentation Award at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research for the presentation "Simulation study of energetic-particle driven off-axis fishbone instabilities in tokamak plasmas". [2021.11.25]
  • Graduate student Shu Habu won the JSST 2021 Outstanding Presentation Award in the 40th JSST Annual International Conference on Simulation Technology for his study on "Structure formation of chiral needles by modeled force fields with helical phase using molecular dynamics simulation". [2021.11.25]


Fusion plasma is a typical paradigm of a complex physical system which consists of multi physics and multi time/space nonlinear processes, from the macroscopic phenomena, such as, is a plasma transport, all through to the microscopic electron dynamics. In order to understand and systemize physical mechanisms in fusion plasmas, large-scale numerical simulation researches have been carried out, by utilizing the full capability of a super-computer. Based on these researches and developments, we are promoting Numerical Simulation Reactor Research Project (NSRP) in synergy with the experiment and theory, aiming at the ultimate realization of the helical numerical test reactor which will be an integrated predictive modeling for plasma behaviors in a whole machine range.