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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) is ongoing during study period 1.

Upcoming events at Chalmers

Adam Stahl and George Wilkie will give lectures on fusion energy within the course "Sustainable energy production" on 22 Sept (in EB) and 3 Oct (in EE), respectively.

George Wilkie, Tim Dubois and Adam Stahl will give talks at the plasma physics section of the Swedish Physical Society 27 October, at Chalmers. George will talk about "Effects of turbulence on the distribution of fast particles", Adam will talk about the "Dynamics of fast electrons in plasmas" and Tim will give a presentation on "Laser driven collisionless shock acceleration of protons".

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 relativistic laser-plasma interactions, 5-7 October at Chalmers. The preliminary programme is available here.

Paul McKenna from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, will visit Chalmers om 8 November.

New people

We are happy to welcome Longqing Yi and Ian Abel to our group. Longqing will work in the PLIONA project (from November) and Ian will work on magnetic fusion (from February).

Outgoing research visits and conference participation

George Wilkie and Edmund Highcock are participating 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, Evangelos Siminos and Stefan Buller will have oral presentations at the 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, 31 Oct - 4 Nov, San Jose, USA. Evangelos will present Kinetic effects on the transition to relativistic self-induced transparency in laser-driven ion acceleration, Istvan will present Edge rotation as governed by momentum transport due to neutrals and Stefan will present Neoclassical transport in density pedestals with non-trace impurities. In addition, members of our group are co-authors on a contribution with the title Synchrotron and collisional damping effects on runaway electron distributions

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.

Some members of the group will participate in the RUSA meeting in Uppsala 7-8 December.
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Group picture taken 13 Sept together with Chan Joshi and Luis Silva.

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.