2 Plasma Theory


Phone: +46 31 7723180

Email: tunde_at_chalmers.se

Dept of Physics
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg

Welcome to the website of the plasma theory research group at Chalmers University of Technology. We belong to the Division of Subatomic and plasma physics of the Department of Physics.

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Plasma Theory group in May 2018

Upcoming events

We will host a Lise Meitner symposium with focus on plasma based accelerators on 21 September, following the day when Chandrasekhar Joshi will be awarded the Gothenburg Lise Meitner prize.

Ola Embréus plans to have his PhD defense on 14 January 2019. The members of the evaluation committee will be Allen Boozer (Columbia Univ), Ramon Martin-Solis (Madrid) and Philippa Browning (Univ of Manchester). On 15 January we will arrange a workshop on fast electron dynamics, including talks from visitors, members of our group and the evaluation committee.

Mathias plans to have his Licentiate seminar on 1 February 10am in PJ. Discussion leader will be Basilio Esposito, ENEA.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

George attends the Gyrokinetic Theory Working Group Meeting 17-21 September in Madrid and will give a talk with the title "LightningBoltz: A fast spectral solver for the nonlinear Boltzmann equation"

Illia is invited to give a talk at the International Symposium "Advances in Nonlinear Photonics" 24-28 September in Minsk, Belarus.

Stefan is planning to attend the 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) in Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018. He will give a poster with the title "Transport of collisional impurities with flux-surface density variation in stellarator plasmas".

George, Illia, Longqing and Istvan are planning to attend the 60th Annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 5-9, Portland, USA. George will give an invited talk on "First principles analysis of interactions of fast ions and microturbulence in tokamaks", Illia will give an oral talk on "Electron beam driven generation and amplification of isolated relativistic sub-cycle pulses" on Wednesday 4:24pm, Longqing will give a talk on "Proton acceleration in a laser-driven relativistic electron vortex" on Tuesday 12:06pm and Istvan will give a talk on "Finite collisional age effects on electrostatic shocks" on Tuesday 4:24pm. In addition, members of our group are co-authors on the contributions "Parameter dependences of runaway electron dynamics on ASDEX Upgrade and TCV", "Synchrotron spectra, images and polarization measurements from runaway electrons in Alcator C-Mod" and "Dynamics of positrons during relativistic electron runaway".

Linnea and Mathias will visit the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics to take part in on-site modelling activities of runaway experiments 18 Feb - 1 March. Oskar Vallhagen will also participate 18-22 February.


Laurent Gremillet from CEA/DAM is visiting 17-29 September.

Chandrasekhar Joshi from UCLA will visit 20-21 September. Stuart Mangles from Imperial College and Laszlo Veisz from Umeå University will visit 21 September.

Luke Stagner from UCI will visit 12-23 November.

PLIONA general assembly

The next general assembly will take place in Lund 16-17 October.

Runaway tools

Our research has led to the development of a number of numerical tools that can be used to study runaway electrons, mainly in tokamak plasmas but some also in other plasmas where such particles are present. These numerical tools are described and can be downloaded from this page.

How to find us

The group's offices are on the top (3rd) floor of the Soliden part of the physics building. The address is Fysikgården 1. This map shows various routes to find the place.