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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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Plasma Theory group in May 2018

Upcoming events

Linnea plans to have her Licentiate seminar on 4 September 10am in PJ. Discussion leader will be Joan Decker, EPFL.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Andréas will participate in the Culham Plasma Physics Summer School 16-27 July.

Mathias will attend the Theory and Simulation of Disruption Workshop in Princeton 16-18 July. He will give a talk with the title "Modeling the anisotropic radiation of runaway electrons".

Vangelis plans to attend the 27th Annual International Laser Physics Workshop 16-20 July in Nottingham, UK.

Ian plans to attend the 11th Plasma Kinetics Working Meeting, WPI Vienna, 28 July - 5 August. He will give a seminar with the title "The simplest possible pedestal?".

Julien plans to attend the 18th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop 12-17 August, Colorado, USA. He will give a presentation with the title "Enhanced target normal sheath acceleration using colliding laser pulses".

Linnea is planning to attend the International Workshop on the Theory of Fusion Plasmas Varenna, Italy, 27-31 August. She will give an invited talk on "Effect of partially ionized impurities and radiation on the effective critical electric field for runaway generation".

Longqing is invited to give a talk at the US-Japan Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection to be held at Princeton University 4-8 September 2018.

George will attend the 23rd Joint EU-US Transport Task Force Meeting, 11-14 September in Seville. He will give a talk with the title "Transport-scale interaction of Alfven eigenmodes and microturbulence".

George will attend the Gyrokinetic Theory Working Group Meeting 17-21 September in Madrid.

Stefan and George are planning to attend the 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) in Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018. Stefan will give a poster with the title "Transport of collisional impurities with flux-surface density variation in stellarator plasmas". George will present a poster with the title "Asymptotic reduced models for the interaction of energetic particles and microturbulence".

Illia, Longqing and Istvan are planning to attend the 60th Annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 5-9, Portland, USA


Sarah Newton from CCFE will visit 3-7 September.

Laurent Gremillet from CEA/DAM will visit 17-29 September.

Lise Meitner symposium

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.

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.