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.

PhD defense

Adam Stahl will defend his PhD thesis "Momentum-space dynamics of runaway electrons in plasmas" on 3 March from 13:30 in PJ. The faculty opponent will be Abhay Ram from Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, USA. The members of the evaluation committee will be Gabriella Pautasso, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Lars-Göran Eriksson, European Commission and Laurent Gremillet, CEA, France.

In connection to this event, there will be seminars on Thursday, 2 March:
Abhay Ram: Scattering of radio frequency waves by turbulence in plasmas
Laurent Gremillet: Laser-driven generation of collisionless turbulent shocks
Ola Embreus: The Boltzmann collision operator: a couple of applications to plasma physics
Mathias Hoppe: Synthetic synchrotron diagnostics for runaways in tokamaks
Linnea Hesslow: Effect of partially-screened nuclei on fast-electron dynamics


Clemente Angioni from IPP Garching will visit Chalmers 30-31 January 2017 to discuss important issues in impurity transport in fusion devices. He will give a seminar with the title The physics of impurity transport in tokamak plasmas, from A to Z recent progress and challenges" at 2pm in N6115.

Laurent Gremillet from CEA, France, will visit Chalmers 20 February - 4 March 2017 to work on issues of common interest regarding fast electron transport in plasmas.

Gergely Papp from IPP Garching will visit Chalmers during the week ending with 3 March.

Joan Decker from Swiss Plasma Centre, EPFL, will visit Chalmers during the week ending with 3 March.

Per Helander from IPP Greifswald will visit 14-18 August.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Sarah will visit the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm 9 February to take part in the evaluation committee at the PhD defense of Chris Setiadi.

The next PLIONA general assembly meeting will take place 9-10 March in Umeå. Vangelis, Tim and Tünde are plannning to attend.

Tünde, Linnea and Ola plan to attend the International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference in Annapolis 1-3 May 2017. Tünde will visit University of Maryland 4-8 May.

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. Very Smart, Interesting Person
Picture taken 6 October at the 1st Chalmers Laser Plasma Theory Workshop.

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.