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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

Sandor Zoletnik, Head of Research Unit for the Hungarian Fusion Association, will give a talk with the title "Filamentary turbulence (blobs) in the Wendelstein /-X stellarator" on 19 December 10am.

Ola Embréus plans to have his PhD defense on 14 January 2019. The members of the evaluation committee will be Allen Boozer (Columbia Univ), Ramon Martin-Solis (Madrid) and Philippa Browning (Univ of Manchester). The opponent will be Roger Jaspers from Eindhoven University.

Sarah Newton will have her installation seminar for Adjunct associate professor on 15 Jan 15:00 in PJ.

On 15-18 January we will arrange a workshop on runaway electron modelling (REM-7), including talks from visitors, members of our group and the evaluation committee. Alex Tinguely from MIT, Håkan Smith from IPP Greifswald, Gergely Papp from IPP Garching, Gergö Pokol and Soma Olasz from BME Hungary, Jack Connor and Sarah Newton from CCFE, Katya Richards from UC London, Yves Peysson from CEA Cadarache and many others will visit during this week.

Mathias plans to have his Licentiate seminar on 1 February 10am in PJ. Discussion leader will be Basilio Esposito, ENEA.

New people

Klara Insulander-Björk will join the group from January to work on runaway electron modelling.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

George, Illia and Istvan are attending the 60th Annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 5-9, Portland, USA. George will give an invited talk on "First principles analysis of interactions of fast ions and microturbulence in tokamaks", Illia will give an oral talk on "Electron beam driven generation and amplification of isolated relativistic sub-cycle pulses" on Wednesday 4:24pm, Istvan will give a talk on "Proton acceleration in a laser-driven relativistic electron vortex" on Tuesday 12:06pm and another talk on "Finite collisional age effects on electrostatic shocks" on Tuesday 4:24pm. In addition, members of our group are co-authors on the contributions "Parameter dependences of runaway electron dynamics on ASDEX Upgrade and TCV", "Synchrotron spectra, images and polarization measurements from runaway electrons in Alcator C-Mod" and "Dynamics of positrons during relativistic electron runaway".

Tünde will give a talk at the Lise Meitner day in Stockholm 17 November.

Stefan will visit IPP Garching 19-30 November for on-site modelling activities for the MST1 programme and University of Maryland 3-14 December to work with Matt Landreman on stellarator optimization.

Linnea, Oskar and Mathias will visit the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics to take part in on-site modelling activities of runaway experiments in March.


Luke Stagner from UCI will visit 12-23 November.

Sandor Zoletnik from the Wigner Research Centre in Budapest will visit 18-19 December.

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.