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

Istvan Pusztai will visit the MIT PSFC, 31 July to 11 August, to work with Peter Catto on pedestal transport and zonal flows.

Mathias Hoppe and George Wilkie will attend the IAEA energetic particle meeting in Princeton, 5-8 September.

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

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

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

George Wilkie, Mathias Hoppe and Ola Embreus will visit TCV, EPFL for on-site participation in analysis and modelling tasks in October.

Longqing Yi, Istvan Pusztai and Joana Martins will participate in the 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics October 23 - 27, 2017, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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

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


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

Jack Connor from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy will visit 14-26 August.

Per Helander from IPP Greifswald 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.

Fulvio Militello from Culham Science Centre will visit us 30 Aug - 1 Sept.

Illia Thiele from Bordeaux will visit us 13-15 September.

Eva Macusova from IPP Prague will visit Chalmers 6-10 November.

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.