Plasma Simulation Lab.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Nationality
Japanese

Education

March 2004
Ph.D. (Doctor of Frontier Science)
Graduate School of Frontier Science,
The University of Tokyo (Japan).
Thesis: Nonlinear Processes in Two-Fluid Plasmas
directed by Professor Z. Yoshida
Thesis : PDF / Abstract : PDF [in Japanese] / Presentation Material : PDF
March 2001
Master of Engineering (Quantum Engineering and Systems Science)
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo (Japan).
Thesis: Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Induced by Chaotic Motion of Particles
directed by Professor Z. Yoshida and Professor Y. Ogawa
Thesis : PDF / Abstract : PDF [in Japanese]
March 1999
Bachelor of Engineering (Quantum Engineering and Systems Science)
Faculty of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo (Japan).
Thesis: "Evaluation of AC loss of HTSC Superconducting Flywheel"
directed by Professor K. Miya and Instructor K. Demachi
Thesis : PDF [in Japanese] / Abstract : PDF [in Japanese]

Research and Professional Experiences

April 1st, 2015 - March 31th, 2017
Visiting Associate Professor,
National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan).
April 1st, 2011 - present
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of Simulation Studies,
University of Hyogo (Japan).
August 1st, 2010 - March 25th, 2011
Research Associate,
DOE Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD),
Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP), The University of Maryland (USA).
February 1st, 2010 - March 31th 2010
Postdoctral Researcher,
Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI), University of Vienna (Austria).
December 20th, 2007 - July 31st, 2010
Research Associate,
DOE Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD),
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM), The University of Maryland (USA).
September 19th, 2004 - December 19th, 2007
Postdoctral Research Fellow,
Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering (RSPSE), The Australian National University (Australia).
April 1st, 2004 - September 18th, 2004
JSPS Research Fellow (PD),
Department of Advanced Energy, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Japan).
April 1st, 2003 - March 31st, 2004
JSPS Research Fellow (DC2),
Department of Advanced Energy, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Japan).
April 1st, 2001 - March 31st, 2003
Research Fellow under Special Joint-Usage Program,
National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan).

Professional Society

  • The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research (since 2014).
  • Division of Plasma Physics, Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (since 2013).
  • American Physical Society (since 2006).
  • The Physical Society of Japan (since 2000).

Committee Service

  • Editor of The Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research (July 2014 - June 2016).
  • Vice-chair of IUPAP CCP2012 Local Organizing Committee (2011-2012).
  • Reviewer of PRL, PRE, PoP, JGR, JCP, PPCF, JPA, PLA, NJP.

Publications

  1. Triggering of neoclassical tearing mode by error field penetration,
    S. Nishimura, R. Numata, Plasma and Fusion Research 13, 1203104 (2018).
    DOI: 10.1585/pfr.13.1203104
  2. Kinetic microtearing modes and reconnecting modes in strongly magnetized slab plasmas,
    A. Zocco, N. F. Loureiro, D. Dickinson, R. Numata, C. M. Roach, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 57, 065008 (2015).
    DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/57/6/065008
  3. Ion and electron heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas,
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro, Journal of Plasma Physics 81, 305810201 (2015).
    DOI: 10.1017/S002237781400107X / E-Print: arXiv:1406.6456 / Corrigendum
  4. Gyrokinetic simulations of collisionless reconnection in turbulent non-uniform plasmas,
    S. Kobayashi, B. N. Rogers, and R. Numata, Physics of Plasmas 21, 040704 (2014).
    DOI: 10.1063/1.4873703
  5. Electron and ion heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas,
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro, JPS Conference Proceedings 1, 015044 (2014), [Proceedings of APPC12].
    DOI: 10.7566/JPSCP.1.015044 / E-Print: arXiv:1311.2728
  6. Thermodynamic properties of plasmas in magnetic reconnection,
    R. Numata, Butsuri 68, 98 (2013).
    PDF [in Japanese]
  7. Freely decaying turbulence in two-dimensional electrostatic gyrokinetics,
    T. Tatsuno, G. G. Plunk, M. Barnes, W. Dorland, G. G. Howes, R. Numata, Physics of Plasmas 19, 122305 (2012).
    DOI: 10.1063/1.4769029
  8. Multiscale Simulations of Nonlinear Phenomena of Plasmas,
    R. Numata, MI Lecture Notes 39, 55 (2012).
    PDF
  9. Gyrokinetic simulations of the tearing instability,
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, G. G. Howes, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, T. Tatsuno, Physics of Plasmas 18, 112106 (2011).
    DOI: 10.1063/1.3659035 / E-Print: arXiv:1107.5842
  10. Gyrokinetic Simulations of Solar Wind Turbulence from Ion to Electron Scales,
    G. G. Howes, J. M. TenBarge, W. Dorland, E. Quataert, A. A. Schekochihin, R. Numata, T. Tatsuno, Physical Review Letters 107, 035004 (2011).
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.035004
  11. AstroGK: Astrophysical gyrokinetics code,
    R. Numata, G. G. Howes, T. Tatsuno, M. Barnes, W. Dorland, Journal of Computational Physics 229, 9347 (2010).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2010.09.006 / E-Print: arXiv:1004.0279
    • Corrigendum to “AstroGK: Astrophysical gyrokinetics code” [J. Comput. Phys. 229 (2010) 9347––9372],
      Journal of Computational Physics 245, 493 (2013).
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2013.04.001
  12. Gyrokinetic simulation of entropy cascade in two-dimensional electrostatic turbulence,
    T. Tatsuno, M. Barnes, S. C. Cowley, W. Dorland, G. G. Howes, R. Numata, G. G. Plunk, A. A. Schekochihin, Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research SERIES 9, 509 (2010), [Proceedings of APFA2009/APPTC2009].
    Online / E-Print: arXiv:1003.3933
  13. Numerical modeling of Large Plasma Device Alfvén wave experiments using AstroGK,
    K. D. Nielson, G. G. Howes, T. Tatsuno, R. Numata, W. Dorland, Physics of Plasmas 17, 022105 (2010).
    DOI: 10.1063/1.3309486
  14. Stability Analysis of Time Stepping for Prolonged Plasma Fluid Simulations,
    L. Stals, R. Numata, R. Ball, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 31, 961 (2008).
    DOI: 10.1137/070703569
  15. Bifurcation in electrostatic resistive drift wave turbulence,
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar, Physics of Plasmas 14, 102312 (2007).
    DOI: 10.1063/1.2796106 / E-Print: arXiv:0708.4317
  16. Nonlinear Simulation of Drift Wave Turbulence,
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar, in "Frontiers in Turbulence and Coherent Structures," [Proceedings of the COSNet/CSIRO Workshop] (World Scientific, 2007, eds. J.P. Denier and J.S. Frederiksen), pp. 431-442.
    E-Print: arXiv:physics/0703274
  17. Numerical analysis on the contribution of the singular perturbation by the Hall term to the spectrum of MHD turbulence using a shell model,
    D. Hori, M. Furukawa, S. Ohsaki, R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, Journal of Plasma Physics 72, 965 (2006).
    DOI: 10.1017/S0022377806005393
  18. Two-fluid Nonlinear Simulation of Self-organization of Plasmas with Flows,
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi, Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research SERIES 6, 130 (2004), [Proceedings of ITC13].
    PDF
  19. Nonlinear three-dimensional simulation for self-organization and flow generation in two-fluid plasmas,
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi, Computer Physics Communications 164, 291 (2004), [Proceedings of 18th ICNSP].
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2004.06.041
  20. Chaos-induced resistivity in magnetic null region: A nonlinear mechanism of collisionless dissipation,
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, Physical Review E 68, 016407 (2003).
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.68.016407
  21. Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection,
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, Physical Review Letters 88, 045003 (2002).
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.045003
  22. Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection,
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research 78, 1077 (2002).
    PDF [in Japanese]

Presentations

  1. US-Japan JIFT Workshop on "Multi-scale Simulations in Plasma Physics", Inuyama, Japan (January, 2019) [invited]
    "Plasma Heating during Turbulent Kinetic Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
  2. 60th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS, Portland, USA (Novermber, 2018)
    "Plasma heeating during turbulent kinetic magnetic reconnection in two dimensions"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Poster
  3. Plasma Coneference, Himeji, Japan (November, 2017)
    "Plasma Heating during Turbulent Kinetic Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata
    Poster [Japanese]
  4. UJI Reconnection Workshop, Uji, Japan (October, 2017)
    "Phase mixing and plasma heating during magnetic reconnection"
    R. Numata
  5. 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics, Chengdu, China (Septermber, 2017) [invited]
    "Energy partition during magnetic reconnection in weakly magnetized plasmas"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Talk
  6. Plasma Simulator Symposium, Toki, Japan (Septermber, 2017)
    "Development of a method for driving isotropic turbulence in two-dimensional gyrokinetic simulations"
    R. Numata
    Poster [Japanese]
  7. US-Japan JIFT Workshop on Multiscale Methods in Plasma Physics, Boulder, USA (August, 2017) [invited]
    "Gyrokinetic simulation of magnetic reconnection"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
  8. JPS Meeting, Kanazawa Univ., Japan (September, 2016)
    "Phase mixing and plasma heating during magnetic reconnection"
    M. Suetsugu, R. Numata
    Talk [Japanese]
  9. MHD Workshop, Toki, Japan (December, 2015) [invited]
    "Kinetic simulation of magnetic reconnection in magnetized plasmas"
    R. Numata
  10. 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Lisbon, Portugal (June, 2015)
    "Energy partition in kinetic turbulent reconnection"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Abstract / Proceedings / Poster
  11. JPS Meeting, Waseda Univ., Japan (March, 2015)
    "Ion and electron heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Talk
  12. 41st EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany (June, 2014)
    "Ion and electron heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Abstract / Proceedings / Poster
  13. Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection and Solar Plasmas, Tokyo, Japan (March, 2014) [invited]
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of the tearing instability"
    R. Numata
  14. 2013 US-Japan Workshop on Advanced Control and Confinement Improvement of Innovative Compact Troidal Configurations, Kobe, Japan (September, 2013)
    "Electron and ion heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
  15. 19th NEXT Workshop, Kyoto, Japan (August, 2013) [invited]
    "Thermodynamic properties of plasmas in magnetic reconnection"
    R. Numata
    Talk
  16. The 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference of AAPPS (APPC12), Chiba, Japan (July, 2013)
    "Electron and ion heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Abstract / Poster
  17. 54th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS, Providence, USA (October-Novermber, 2012)
    "Nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations of tearing instability"
    R. Numata, N. F. Loureiro
    Bulletin of the American Physical Society 57, CP9-59 (2012)
    Poster
  18. JPS Meeting, Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan (March, 2012)
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of the tearing instability"
    R. Numata
    Talk
  19. 18th International Stellarator/Heliotron Workshop & 10th Asia Pacific Plasma Theory Conference, Canberra, Australia (January-February, 2012)
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of the tearing instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, G. G. Howes, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, T. Tatsuno
    Abstract / Poster
  20. Multiscale Mathematics: Hierarchy of Collective Phenomena and Interrelations between Hierarchical Structures, Fukuoka, Japan (December, 2011) [invited]
    "Multiscale simulations of nonlinear phenomena of plasmas"
    R. Numata
    Abstract / Talk
  21. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS, Chicago, USA (Novermber, 2010)
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of microtearing instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Bulletin of the American Physical Society 55, BP9-13 (2010)
    Poster
  22. INI Programme "Gyrokinetics in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas," Cambridge, UK (July-August, 2010)
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of the microtearing instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Poster
  23. JpGU Meeting 2010, Chiba, Japan (May, 2010)
    "Gyrokinetic Simulations of Nonlinear Tearing Instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Poster
  24. Working Group Meeting "Gyrokinetics for ITER," Vienna, Austria (March, 2010)
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of tearing instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
  25. 51st Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS, Atlanta, USA (November, 2009)
    "Kinetic effects in gyrokinetic tearing instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Bulletin of the American Physical Society 54, TP8-134 (2009)
    Poster
  26. 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting, Denver, USA (July, 2009)
    "Gyrokinetic simulations of tearing instability"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Talk
  27. April Meeting of APS and International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Denver, USA (May, 2009)
    "Collisionless and collisional tearing mode in gyrokinetics"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Bulletin of the American Physical Society 54, S1-42 (2009)
  28. 11th Easter Meeting on Magnetic Reconnection and Turbulence in Fusion Relevant Plasmas, Turin, Italy (April, 2009)
    "Collisionless and collisional tearing mode in gyrokinetics"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schekochihin, T. Tatsuno
    Poster
  29. Working Group Meeting "Kinetic Instabilities, Plasma Turbulence, and Magnetic Reconnection," Vienna, Austria (February, 2009)
    "Collisionless and collisional tearing mode in gyrokinetics"
    R. Numata, W. Dorland, N. F. Loureiro, B. N. Rogers, A. A. Schkochihin, T. Tatsuno
  30. 50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS, Dallas, USA (Novermber, 2008)
    "Ohm's Law in Gyrokinetic Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, T. Tatsuno, W. Dorland, B. Rogers
    Bulletin of the American Physical Society 53, TP6-149 (2008)
    Poster
  31. Joint Conference of 17th International Toki Conference on Physics of Flows and Turbulence in Plasmas and 16th International Stellarator/Heliotron Workshop 2007, Toki, Japan (October, 2007)
    "Onset of Turbulence in a Drift Wave-Zonal Flow System"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar, L. Stals
    Poster / Proceedings / Abstract
  32. 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (July, 2007)
    "Bifurcation in Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar, L. Stals
    Talk
  33. Australian Workshop on Fluid Mechanics, Melbourne, Australia (December, 2006)
    "Bifurcation in Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
    Poster
  34. AIP 17th National Congress, Brisbane, Australia (December, 2006)
    "Bifurcation Structure in Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
    Talk
  35. 48th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS, Philadelphia, USA (October-November, 2006)
    "Bifurcation Structure in Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
    Bulletin of the American Physical Society 51, VO1-7 (2006)
    Talk
  36. 33rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Rome, Italy (June, 2006)
    "Bifurcation Structure in Resistive Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
    Poster / Proceedings / Abstract
  37. Workshop on Long Time Simulations of Kinetic Plasmas, Dallas, USA (April, 2006)
    "Simulation of Hasegawa-Wakatani Equation"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
  38. 14th Gaseous Electronics Meeting (GEM 2006), Murramarang, Australia (February, 2006)
    "Nonlinear Simulation of Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
    Talk
  39. CSIRO/COSNet Workshop on Turbulence and Coherent Structures, Canberra, Australia (January, 2006)
    "Nonlinear Simulation of Drift Wave Turbulence"
    R. Numata, R. Ball, R.L. Dewar
    Talk
  40. Festival de Théorie, Aix-en-Provence, France (July, 2005)
    "Hall-MHD Simulation of Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection with Chaos-Induced Resistivity"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi, M. Furukawa
  41. 9th Simulation Science Symposium, Toki, Japan (January, 2005)
    "Simulation of Structure Formation in Two-Fluid Plasmas"
    R. Numata, M. Furukawa, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
  42. JSPF Annual Meeting, Shizuoka, Japan (November, 2004) [invited]
    "Simulation of Structure Formation in Two-Fluid Plasmas"
    R. Numata, M. Furukawa, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
  43. JPS Meeting, Aomori Univ., Japan (September, 2004)
    "Two-fluid Simulation of Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
    Talk
  44. JPS Meeting, Kyushu Univ., Japan (March, 2004)
    "Nonlinear Simulation of Plasmas with Flows - Creation of Double Beltrami Equilibrium"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
    Talk
  45. 13th International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion, Toki, Japan (December, 2003)
    "Two-Fluid Nonlinear Simulation of Self-Organization of Plasmas with Flows"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
    Talk
  46. Autumn College on Plasma Physics, Trieste, Italy (October - November, 2003)
    "Nonlinear Simulation of Self-Organization of Plasmas with Flows"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
  47. 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas, Cape Cod, USA (September, 2003)
    "Self-Organization of Plasmas with Flows"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
    Talk
  48. JPS Meeting, Tohoku Univ., Japan (March, 2003)
    "Self-Organization of Plasma with Flows"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida, T. Hayashi
    Talk [in Japanese]
  49. Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics, Trieste, Italy (November, 2002)
    "Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  50. JPS Meeting, Chubu Univ., Japan (September, 2002)
    "Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection (Entropy of Open System)"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  51. JPS Meeting, Ritsumeikan Univ., Japan (March, 2002)
    "Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  52. 5th Simulation Science Symposium, Toki, Japan (December, 2001)
    "Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  53. Autumn College on Plasma Physics, Trieste, Italy (October - November, 2001)
    "Chaos-Induced Resistivity in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  54. JPS Meeting, Tokushima Bunri Univ., Japan (September, 2001)
    "Collision-less Resistivity Induced by Chaotic Motion of Particles in a Reconnection Layer"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  55. JPS Meeting, Chuo Univ., Japan (March, 2001)
    "Chaotic Motion of Particles and Collision-less Anomalous Resistivity in a Magnetic Reconnection Process"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  56. JPS Meeting, Niigata Univ., Japan (September, 2000)
    "Application of electron's chaotic motion (electron injection into a helical system)"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida
  57. JPS Meeting, Kansai Univ., Japan (March, 2000)
    "Chaotic dynamics of charged particles in 2-dimensional magnetic field"
    R. Numata, Z. Yoshida