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Turbulence in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas:
Tackling Key Unsolved Problems via Peta- to Exascale Computing

Final Report Summary - EXASCALEPLASMATURB (Turbulence in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas:Tackling Key Unsolved Problems via Peta- to Exascale Computing)

During the second half of the present project, significant additional progress regarding the fundamental understanding of turbulence in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas could be achieved. This advance was based on the development of state-of-the-art simulation tools for top-range supercomputers, the application of novel analysis techniques, and the careful extraction of novel physical insights. To achieve this, scientific expertise from a range of disciplines - from fluid turbulence to complex systems research to applied math and computer science - were combined. The present project represents a significant step towards the development of a comprehensive and consistent physical picture of turbulent plasmas as they occur in countless natural and laboratory systems. At the same time, it highlights various deep links of this basic plasma physics phenomenon to phenomena in neighboring disciplines.