Plasma theory

Welcome to the website of the plasma theory research group at Chalmers University of Technology. We belong to the Division of Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics of the Department of Physics.


Joint Runaway Electron Modelling (REM) and JET SPI Analysis meeting between June 10th — June 14th 2024


New post-doctoral scientist February 5th
We are happy to welcome Dominika Maslarova as a new post-doctoral scientist from 1 September 2024. She will work on the project [Combining intense extreme ultraviolet and relativistic electron sources]( funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
New post-doctoral scientist January 22nd
We are happy to welcome Konrad Steinvall as a new post-doctoral scientist from 1 May 2024. He will work on the [Extreme Plasma Flares]( project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
January 2nd
The [2024 EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize]( is jointly awarded to professor Tünde Fülöp (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) and professor Per Helander (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany) for outstanding contributions to theoretical plasma physics, yielding groundbreaking results that significantly impact the understanding and optimization of magnetically confined fusion plasmas.

Upcoming events

Dominika Maslarova from Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences will visit between February 19th — March 22nd.

Vojtech Horný from Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, Romania will visit between February 26th — March 10th. He will give a talk with the title "Particle and radiation generation at ELI NP" on 8 March 13:15.

István, Mufei and Tünde will go to Lund on March 7th. They will take part in an [IXREP]( project meeting.

Course in Environmental Physics Tünde, Ida and Emil will give the [Environmental Physics]( course for 3rd year Engineering Physics students under period 4 (18 March -- 28 May, 2024).

Per Helander from Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald will visit between April 8th — 12th.

Tünde will go to Princeton between April 15th — 17th. She is invited to give a talk with the title "Chasing runaways armed with snowballs" at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) Workshop: [“Synergistic approaches to particle transport in magnetized turbulence: from the laboratory to astrophysics"](

Oskar will go to Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching between April 22nd — June 14th. He will work with validation of shattered pellet injection simulations including plasmoid drift effects with the DREAM code using ASDEX Upgrade experimental data, together with Gergely Papp, Paul Heinrich and Peter Halldestam.

Caterina Riconda from Sorbonne University will visit between May 23rd — June 1st.

Ida, Oskar and Tünde will go to EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland between June 10th — 14th. They will participate in the 11th Runaway Modelling Meeting.

Emil, Ida, István, Mufei, Oskar and Tünde will go to Salamanca between July 8th — 12th. They will participate in the European Physical Society Plasma Physics meeting. Tünde will deliver the Hannes Alfvén lecture together with Per Helander. Oskar will present an invited talk with the title "From injection to deposition -- capturing the drift of ablated pellet material in a tokamak." Emil and Istvan will present "Data-driven discovery of a heat-flux closure in a two-stream unstable plasma." Ida will present "Fluid and kinetic modelling of runaway electron seed generation during disruptions". Mufei will present "Autoresonant plasma wave excitation in multi-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations".

Tünde will go to Oxford between September 29th — December 21st. She has been elected to a Visiting Research Fellowship at Merton College for the Michaelmas Full Term.

Contact details

Department of Physics
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg

Email: tunde at

Phone: +46 31 772380

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.

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