Theory and applications of the Vlasov equation*
Department of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, University of
2 Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, CNRS, 67034 Strasbourg, France
3 Physics Department and Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX78712, USA
Received: 8 February 2015
Published online: 10 March 2015
Forty articles have been recently published in EPJD as contributions to the topical issue “Theory and Applications of the Vlasov Equation”. The aim of this topical issue was to provide a forum for the presentation of a broad variety of scientific results involving the Vlasov equation. In this editorial, after some introductory notes, a brief account is given of the main points addressed in these papers and of the perspectives they open.
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