Peter Porazik

  • phone: 609-243-2662
  • email: pporazik@pppl.gov

Dr. Porazik joined PPPL in the Summer of 2011 as a postdoctoral researcher in the Space Physics group headed by Jay Johnson. After a brief period with the Space Science Institute, CO, at the end of 2015, Dr. Porazik rejoined PPPL to collaborate on the development, optimization and application of the XGC code.

During his postdoctoral studies his focus was mainly on the investigation of ultra-low frequency instabilities in the inner magnetosphere and the solar wind using the gyrokinetic theory and particle-in-cell simulations; and in part on the theoretical aspects of the electron beam injection from an Earth orbiting spacecraft, for the purpose of magnetic field line mapping.