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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.

Visitors and upcoming events

Ola Embreus plans to have his Licentiate seminar 2 June, 13:30 in FB. Opponent will be Per Helander from Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald. The thesis can be downloaded here PDF.

Alex Tinguely and Robert Granetz from MIT will visit Chalmers to work on runaway electron modelling. Alex will be here 29 May - 5 June and Bob 2-5 June.

Gergely Papp from IPP Garching will visit Chalmers 1-5 June to work on runaway electron modelling.

Håkan Smith from IPP Greifswald will visit Chalmers 1-3 June. He will give a talk with the title: "Neoclassical viscous torque due to non-axisymmetry in tokamaks" on 3 June.

Chang Liu from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will visit Chalmers 8-15 June to work on runaway electron modelling.

Victor Malka from LOA, France, will visit Chalmers 22 June to discuss issues of common interest and give a seminar with the title "Manipulating electrons with intense lasers".

Chandrasekhar Joshi from UCLA will visit Chalmers 13-14 September. He will give a presentation on plasma accelerators 13 Sept 13:30.

Mickael Grech from LULI will visit Chalmers 3-7 October.

Laurent Gremillet from CEA will visit Chalmers 5-7 October.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Ola Embreus, Adam Stahl, Mathias Hoppe, Linnea Hesslow and Tünde plan to participate in the 4th Runaway Electron Meeting, in Pertuis, France 6-8 June 2016. Ola, Adam and Linnea are planning to present their recent work.

Vangelis Siminos will visit Prof Christopher Beattie at the Institute of Mathematics in Berlin, 13-15 June.

Ola Embreus, Benjamin Svedung Wettervik, George Wilkie and Stefan Buller plan to participate in the 43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics to be held 4-8 July, in Leuven, Belgium. Ola and Stefan will have oral presentations and George and Benjamin will present posters.
Ola's presentation is Effect of bremsstrahlung radiation emission on fast electrons in plasmas.
Stefan will present Neoclassical transport with non-trace impurities in density pedestals.
Benjamin will present Laser-driven collisionless shock acceleration of protons.
George will present Microturbulence-induced modifications to the alpha particle distribution and associated effects.

Tim Dubois will participate in the 25th Annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'16), July 11-15 in Yerevan, Armenia.

Vangelis Siminos is invited to give a talk at the 7th European Congress of Mathematics, July 18 - 22, Berlin.

Linnea Hesslow will participate in the Culham Plasma Physics Summer School.

Vangelis Siminos is invited to give a talk at the SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, August 8-11, Philadelphia, USA.

Istvan Pusztai and Edmund Highcock will participate in the 9th Plasma Kinetics Working Group Meeting, at the Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, 25 July - 5 August.

John Omotani, and George Wilkie and Adam Stahl plan to participate in the Theory of Fusion Plasmas Joint Varenna-Lausanne international workshop, 29 Aug - 2 Sept.

Sarah Newton and Istvan Pusztai plan to participate in the Transport Task Force meeting, Switzerland, Leysin, 5-8 Sept. She will present a contribution with the title "Neoclassical radial impurity flux in a mixed collisionality stellarator plasma". Istvan will present two contributions: "Turbulent transport of MeV range cyclotron heated minorities as compared to fusion alphas" and "Neoclassical transport and flows in pedestals with impurities".

George Wilkie and Edmund Highcock plan to participate in the 2016 Gyrokinetic Theory Working Group Meeting in Madrid, 26-30 September.

John Omotani, Sarah Newton and Tünde plan to participate in the IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, 17-22 October, Kyoto. We plan to present two poster contributions: "Edge flow from momentum transport by neutrals" and "Kinetic modelling of runaways in fusion plasmas".

Istvan Pusztai and Ola Embreus plan to participate in the 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, 31 Oct - 4 Nov, San Jose, USA.

PLIONA activities

The schedule for the skype meetings can be found in the PLIONA Calendar.

Plasma transport course

The graduate course Collisional transport in magnetized plasmas led by John Omotani started on 12 April 2016 and will be going on until approximately mid-September.

Fusion Energy course

The MSc course Fusion Energy (RRY115) will be given during study period 1 (starting from 29 Aug).

Happy news

Ola Embreus and Benjamin Svedung Wettervik has been awarded the John Ericsson medal for their outstanding studies at Chalmers.

New people

Edmund Highcock will join the group as researcher from 30 June 2016. He will work in the ERC-funded project "Running away and radiating".

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.