Vyacheslav "Slava" Lukin
My primary scientific interests lie in understanding the physics of magnetized plasmas, the mathematical properties of the equations used to describe the behavior of such plasmas, and ever evolving ways to accurately and efficiently model the complex dynamics of magnetized plasmas in astrophysical and laboratory environments. I have been the lead developer and curator of the open-source HiFi multi-fluid modeling framework since its inception a decade or so ago.
Present Employment: Program Director, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation
Personal Email Contact: vlukin1 (at) mailaps.org
My small contribution to the hype around the "Great American Eclipse" of 2017: https://www.space.com/37835-plasma-is-crown-of-solar-eclipse.html,
https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-48766265 (except, I never went to Chile!),
and a video made by the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) after a visit to the University of Michigan in 2016: