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

Gareth Roberg Clark from University of Maryland will give a talk "Wave generation and heat-flux suppression in astrophysical plasma systems" on 2 May, 10:00 in N6115.

Hans Nilsson from IRF Kiruna will give a talk "Emergence of boundaries, structures and possibly shocks at a comet approaching the Sun" on 18 May.

Our BSc students will give a presentation on their work "Terahertz strålningsgenerering" on 25 May in FL64 (in Swedish).

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

Tünde and George will attend the International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference 23-25 April, organized at Auburn University, Alabama. George will have two presentations: "A fast spectral solver for the nonlinear Boltzmann equation" and "Asymptotic reduced models for the interaction of energetic particles and microturbulence". Tünde will present "Runaway electron dynamics in tokamak disruptions".

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.

Ola, Mathias 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).

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, in July.

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


Gareth Roberg-Clark from UMD will visit 2-3 May.

Hans Nilsson from IRF Kiruna will visit 18 May.

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.