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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.

Fusion Energy course

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


We have two openings:
Postdoctoral position in plasma based compact ion sources
Postdoctoral position in theoretical plasma physics
Application deadline is 31 August.

Visitors and upcoming events

Luis Silva from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, will visit Chalmers 12-13 September. He will give a seminar with the title Phase space control of ion acceleraton in laser-plasma interactions on 12 September 13:30 in PJ.

Anatoly Spitkovsky from Princeton University, USA, will visit Chalmers 12 September.

Chandrasekhar Joshi from University of California Los Angeles will visit Chalmers 13 September. He will give a presentation on plasma accelerators 13 Sept 14:30 in PJ.

Paul McKenna from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, will visit Chalmers in November.

PLIONA activities

The next PLIONA general assembly meeting will take place at Chalmers 3-4 October. The schedule for the skype meetings can be found in the PLIONA Calendar.

We will arrange a workshop focused on theoretical issues in laser-plasma interactions, 5-7 October at Chalmers. Confirmed participants are
  • Mickael Grech, LULI
  • Laurent Gremillet, CEA
  • Vladimir Tikonchuk, CELIA
  • Illia Thiele, Bordeaux
  • Agustin Lifshitz, LOA
  • Anna Grassi, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Andrea Macchi, CNR/INO, Pisa
  • Jorge Vieira, IST, Portugal
  • Joana Martins, IST, Portugal
  • Felix Mackenroth, MPI Dresden,
  • Mattias Marklund, Tom Blackburn, Joel Magnusson, Arkady Gonoskov
  • Evangelos Siminos, Benjamin Svedung Wettervik, Tim DuBois, Edmund Highcock, Adam Stahl and Tünde Fülöp.

    Outgoing research visits and conference participation

    John Omotani, and George Wilkie and Adam Stahl will participate in the Theory of Fusion Plasmas Joint Varenna-Lausanne international workshop, 29 Aug - 2 Sept. John will present a poster with the title "Edge rotation from momentum transport by neutrals", Adam will present "A nonlinear relativistic solver for runaway electron dynamics" and George will present "Global anomalous transport of ICRH and NBI-heated fast ions".

    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 an oral contribution: "Neoclassical transport and flows in pedestals with impurities" and a poster contribution: "Turbulent transport of MeV range cyclotron heated minorities as compared to fusion alphas".

    Tünde will be a panel member at the Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture, organized by the Stockholm Environment Institute, in collaboration with KVA and Stockholm University, on 15 September.

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

    Vangelis Siminos is invited to give a talk at the International Symposium "Advances in Nonlinear Photonics", September 29 - October 1, 2016 in Minsk, Belarus.

    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 Stefan Buller plan to participate in the 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, 31 Oct - 4 Nov, San Jose, USA.

    Edmund Highcock is invited to give a talk about the impact of plasma flows on turbulence at the 2016 European Fusion Plasma Workshop (this year having the theme "Towards improved plasma performance in ITER and DEMO consistent with few and tolerable disruptions"), The conference will be held in Warsaw 28-30 Nov.
  • New people

    Aletta Csapó works with the group as a project research assistant 25 August - 23 September. She works on collisionless shock acceleration.

    Aylwin Iantchenko joined us as student research assistant from 24 Aug. He works on turbulence in tokamaks with George Wilkie, István Pusztai and Edmund Highcock.

    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.