We are a research group at the Insitute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics, at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. The central theme of our research is the role of symmetry in magnetized plasmas. We carry out research in plasma physics using both theory and high-performance computing. Much of the group’s work concerns the stellarator (shown above), a plasma trap that uses magnetic fields with carefully designed shaping. The stellarator is a candidate configuration for fusion energy, as well as a general charged particle trap. We are part of the plasma theory group at Maryland.