The Global Network for the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Plasmas (GNAMPP) is a consortium of research groups working in the area of fundamental atomic and molecular physics relevant to plasma processes. Its focus is on promoting collaboration and communication between experimentalists and theoreticians to improve the quality and completeness of data used in modelling and interpreting fusion plasmas.
GNAMPP provides a forum for the evaluation, validation and dissemination of data, the benchmarking of relevant modelling codes and the formulation of research guidelines and priorities.
The Scientific Advisory Committee is:
University College London (UCL)
Jonathan Tennyson is a theoretical physicist who works on how small molecules behave when collide with electrons and other species, and how they absorb and emit light. He works on both methods for treating these problems and applications to problems of general interest.
He leads the ExoMol project which has created a database of all the molecular transtions of importance for studies of exoplanets, cool stars and other hot objects, both astronomical and terrestrial. His group has used similar methods to compute the intensities of transitions for key atmospheric molecules such as CO2 and water.
His group studies low energy electron collisions with molecules using the R-matrix method and he is leading the UK AMOR (atomic, molecular, optical R-matrix) high end computing consortium. These studies focus on a variety of problems including studies of technological plasmas, edge effects in fusion plasmas, astrophysics and astrophysics. Much of this data is incorporated in the QDB database created by UCL spin out company Quantemol Ltd. QDB contains the reaction data necessary for constructing detailed plasma chemistries.
He has recently started a new project, RmatReact, which focus on using the R-matrix method to study ultra-low energy collisions, including chemical reactions, between atoms and molecules.