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.

Upcoming events at Chalmers

Fulvio Militello will present his promotion seminar "Boundary plasma turbulence: principles and prospects for magnetic fusion" on 31 Aug 13:30 in the PJ seminar room. After that he will be appointed as adjunct professor in our department.

Stefan Buller will present his Licentiate thesis on 1 September 10-12. Opponent will be Paolo Ricci from EPFL.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Mathias Hoppe, Ola Embreus, Linnea Hesslow, George Wilkie and Tünde will attend the 5th Runaway Electron Meeting 5-8 June in Liblice (Czech Republic).

Tünde will visit KTH to take part in the evaluation committee of a PhD defense with the title "Structures and processes of the Mercury magnetosphere" on 15 June.

Linnea and Stefan will participate in the Nordic fusion meeting in Helsinki 15-16 June. Linnea will give a seminar with the title "Kinetic modelling of runaway electrons" on 16 June.

Joana Martins will take part in the International HPC summer school in Boulder Colorado 25-30 June.

John Omotani, Mathias Hoppe, George Wilkie, Linnea Hesslow and Sarah Newton plan to attend the European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Belfast, 26-30 June, 2017. John and Linnea will give oral presentations "Momentum transport by neutrals: effect of kinetic coupling" (O5.134) and "Effect of partially-screened nuclei on fast-electron dynamics" (O4.118). The others will present posters with the titles:
"Neoclassical impurity transport in stellarators" (Newton et al, P1.158),
"Self-consistent nonlinear kinetic modeling of runaway-electron dynamics" (Stahl et al, P2.150),
"Neoclassical study of the isotope effect with light impurities in density pedestals" (Buller et al, P4.157),
"Fundamental physics of the fast ion stabilization of electromagnetic ITG turbulence" (Wilkie et al, P4.162),
"Radiation emission in laser-wakefields driven by structured laser pulses with OAM" (Martins et al, P2.214) and
"Synthetic synchrotron diagnostics for runaway electrons" (Hoppe et al, P5.151).

Stefan and Istvan will visit JET for on-site participation in analysis and modelling tasks 3-14 July, and Edmund will visit 3-7 July.

Longqing will attend in the Advanced school on "Laser-driven sources of high energy particles and radiation" 9-16 July in Capri, Italy. He will present a poster with the title: "Bright X-ray source from laser-driven micro-plasma-waveguide".

Tünde will participate in the workshop on "Theory and Simulation of Disruptions", 17-19 July in Princeton. She will give an talk with the title "Nonlinear kinetic modelling of runaway-electron dynamics".

Mathias Hoppe will attend the Culham Plasma Physics Summer School 17-28 July in Oxford, UK.

Ian Abel and Edmund Highcock plan to attend the Vienna Gyrokinetics Meeting 17-23 July.

The next PLIONA general assembly will take place 14-15 September, at Chalmers.

Longqing and Joana plan to attend the 3rd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop 24-30 September, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba.

George Wilkie, Edmund Highcock, Ian Abel and Tünde plan to attend the European Fusion Theory Conference in Athens 9-12 October 2017.

George and Edmund will visit JET for on-site participation in analysis and modelling tasks 13-18 November.

George will visit Asdex-U in connection with the Medium Sized Tokamak programme 6-12 December.


Per Helander from IPP Greifswald will visit 12-13 June and 14-18 August.

Eric Hollmann from UCLA will visit 15-16 June.

Carlos Paz Soldan from General Atomics will visit 28-29 June.

Elizabeth Paul from University of Maryland will visit during 24-28 July.

Jack Connor from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy will visit 14-18 August.

Katya Richards (U Cambridge) will join us as a project assistant 14 Aug - 30 Sept.

Paolo Ricci from EPFL will visit us 31 Aug - 1 Sept.

Master thesis projects

Are you looking for master thesis project for the coming semester? We are currently offering three new projects: Relativistic chaos in laser-matter interactions, Control of runaway electrons in tokamaks and Collisional dynamics of heavy ions in transport barriers of fusion reactors. For further information contact us directly.

Special issue in European Physics Journal D: Relativistic Laser Plasma Interactions

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD dedicated to the physics of interaction of intense laser pulses with plasmas. The core content of this Special Issue will be based on the papers presented at the First Chalmers Workshop on Relativistic Plasma Physics Theory which was arranged by our group and took place at Chalmers October 5 – 7, 2016.

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.