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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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Upcoming events

Dmitri Uzdensky from University of Colorado, Boulder, will give a talk with the title: "Extreme Plasma Astrophysics: Successes, Opportunities and Challenges" on 14 June 10am in N6115.

Stefan Buller plans to defend his PhD thesis 13 September 10am in PJ. The opponent will be Xavier Garbet (CEA, Cadarache). The members of the evaluation committee will be Thomas Sunn Pedersen (IPP Greifswald), Daniela Grasso (Politecnico di Torino) and Ivan Calvo (Madrid).

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Tünde will participate in the Journal of Plasma Physics Editorial Board meeting in Berlin 17-18 June.

Longqing has been invited to give a talk with the title "Generation of relativisitic sub-cycle terahertz pulses from laser-driven micro-plasma waveguide" at the VII International Conference "Frontiers of Nonlinear Physics" at the "Extreme Terahertz Science" symposium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 28 June - July 4, 2019.

Andréas and Vangelis will participate in the 46th EPS plasma physics conference, 8-21 July, Milan, Italy. Vangelis will give a talk with the title "Production of isolated CEP-tunable subcycle pulses in laser-driven wakes" (O5.202) and Andréas will give a poster "Effects of Coulomb collisions in solid-density laser plasma shocks" (P1.2010).

Ola plans to participate in the Theory and Simulation of Disruptions workshop, Princeton 5-7 August.

Oskar Vallhagen will visit IPP Garching 12 -16 August.

Linnea plans to participate in the IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems - Theory of Plasma Instabilities 3-6 September, Shizuoka, Japan.

Julien, Longqing, Vangelis and Andréas are planning to attend the 4th European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop 15-21 September, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy.

Tünde will give an AlbaNova and Nordita colloquium with the title "Create and control beams in plasmas" on 26 September.

Mathias, István, Klara and Tünde will participate in the European Fusion Theory Conference in Ghent 7-10 October. István will give an invited tutorial with the title "Fully electromagnetic zonal flow residuals".

Tünde, Longqing, Ke and Istvan plan to participate in the 61st Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society, 21-25 October, Fort Lauderdale, USA.

Mathias plans visit EPFL for runaway modelling and MST1 experiments 21 October - 1 November. Klara plans to visit EPFL for MST1 experiments 28 October - 1 November.


Dmitri Uzdensky will visit 14 June.

Per Helander from IPP Greifswald will visit 22-26 July.

Joan Decker from EPFL will visit 2 weeks in August.

John Omotani from CCFE, UK and Håkan Smith from IPP Greifswald, will visit 12-13 September.

Sarah Newton from CCFE, UK will visit 12-20 September.

Jason TenBarge from Princeton and Jimmy Juno from UMD will visit 14-18 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.