Phone: +46 31 7723180


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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Group excursion to Sjumansholmen 15 June 2019.

Upcoming events

We will arrange a workshop on "Transport and instabilities in magnetized plasmas" on 12 Sept in the PJ seminar room.

Stefan Buller plans to defend his PhD thesis 13 September 09:30am 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).

Tünde and Istvan will be responsible for half of the MSc course Plasma physics and applications. Istvan will give lectures on plasma waves and transport on 26 September, 1 and 4 October. Tünde will speak about collisions and fusion physics 3, 11, 14 and 17 October.

During 13-17 January 2020 we will arrange a workshop on Runaway Electron Modelling (REM-8), including talks from members of the EUROfusion "Theory, Simulation, Validation and Verification" project "Modelling of electron runaway in tokamak disruptions in the presence of Massive Material Injection". The workshop is open for all interested researchers. Please mail if you are interested to attend.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Longqing 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, Julien 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.

Vojtech plans to participate in the Conference on High Intensity Laser and Attosecond Science in Israel, Tel-Aviv, December 9-11, 2019. He will present a paper on the "Generation of ultrafast electron bunchtrains via trapping into multiple periods of plasma wakefields".


Joan Decker from EPFL will visit 11-12 September.

John Omotani from CCFE, UK 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.