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

Illia's and Vangelis' BSc students will give a presentation on their work "Terahertz strålningsgenerering" on 25 May in FL64.

Axel Brandenburg from Nordita will give a talk on "Mangetohydrodynamic field generation" on 28 May at 13:30 in PJ.

Quentin Moreno from CELIA, France, will give a talk with the title "New mechanism of magnetic field compression in collisionless magnetosonic shocks" on 11 June 10am in N6115.

Linnea plans to have her Licentiate seminar on 4 September.

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Ola, Mathias and Linnea will visit the Swiss Plasma Centre, EPFL, Lausanne to participate in TCV runaway experiments within the Eurofusion MST1 work programme 21-25 May.

Tünde will participate in the JPP editorial board meeting in Padua, 7-8 June.

Illia will participate at the International Conference on Laser Filamentation, Geneva 25-29 June and will give a talk on "Tuning the terahertz emission spectra from laser-induced gas-plasmas via plasmonic resonances".

Ola, Mathias, Tünde and Linnea plan to attend the 6th Runaway Electron Meeting, 28-30 June in Prague.

Longqing, Mathias, Stefan, Istvan, Vangelis, Julien and Ola are planning to attend the 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, 2-6 July, Prague, Czech Republic. Mathias will have an oral presentation "Simulations of bremsstrahlung and synchrotron radiation from runaway electrons" (O5.J603), Longqing will have an oral presentation "Relativistic magnetic reconnection driven by a laser interacting with a micro-scale plasma slab" (O2:J201), Ola will have a poster presentation "Dynamics of positrons during relativistic electron runaway" (P5.4011). Istvan will give a poster presentation "Effects of impurities and electron trapping in collisionless electrostatic shocks" (P4.4004). Stefan will give a poster presentation "Collisional transport of heavy impurities with flux-surface density variation in stellarators" (P4.1085). Julien will give a poster presentation with the title "Enhancement of Target Normal Sheath proton acceleration through multi-pulse laser-target interaction" (P2.2.007). Vangelis will give a poster presentation with the title "Kinetic and finite ion mass effects on the transition to relativistic self-induced transparency in laser-driven ion acceleration" (P4.2038).

Andréas will participate in the Culham Plasma Physics Summer School 16-27 July.

Vangelis plans to attend the 27th Annual International Laser Physics Workshop 16-20 July in Nottingham, UK.

Ian plans to attend the 11th Plasma Kinetics Working Meeting, WPI Vienna, 28 July - 5 August.

Julien plans to attend the 18th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop 12-17 August, Colorado, USA.

Linnea and Mathias are planning to attend the International Workshop on the Theory of Fusion Plasmas Varenna, Italy, 27-31 August. Linnea will give an invited talk on "Effect of partially ionized impurities and radiation on the effective critical electric field for runaway generation".

George will attend the 23rd Joint EU-US Transport Task Force Meeting, 11-14 September in Seville.

George will attend the Gyrokinetic Theory Working Group Meeting 17-21 September in Madrid.

Stefan and George are planning to attend the 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) in Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018.

Ola, Linnea, Ian, Longqing and Istvan are planning to attend the 60th Annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 5-9, Portland, USA


Hans Nilsson from IRF Kiruna will visit 18 May.

Axel Brandenburg from Nordita will visit 28 May.

Mehdi Jenab from Umeå University, Quentin Morano from CELIA and Mark Dieckmann from Linköping University will visit 11 June.

Elizabeth Paul from UMD will visit 9-15 June.

Sarah Newton from CCFE will visit 3-7 September.

Laurent Gremillet from CEA/DAM will visit 17-29 September.

Lise Meitner symposium

We will host a Lise Meitner symposium with focus on plasma based accelerators on 21 September, following the day when Chandrasekhar Joshi will be awarded the Gothenburg Lise Meitner prize.

PLIONA general assembly

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10th PLIONA general assembly 1 Feb 2018. The next general assembly will take place in Lund 16-17 October.

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.