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.

Upcoming events

Thom Smits from TU Eindhoven will visit between August 22nd — October 30th. He works on runaway generation in disruption scenarios in DEMO.

Gergö Pokol from BME Budapest will visit between October 1st — December 17th. He will work on issues regarding runaway dynamics in tokamak disruptions.

Édes Lili from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest will visit between October 1st — 16th. She will work on runaway generation in cooling plasmas.

István and Tünde will go to 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Spokane, Washington between October 17th — 21st. Tünde is invited to give a review talk on ["Runaway electrons in fusion plasmas"]( Istvan will give an oral presentation of ["Black-box optimization of massive material injection for disruption mitigation"](

Jędrzej Walkowiak from Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences will visit between November 20th — December 20th. He will work on runaway dynamics in the presence of heavy impurities.

Mathias Hoppe from Swiss Plasma Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland will visit between December 12th — 22nd.

Vojtech Horný from LULI—CNRS; École Polytechnique, CEA will visit between December 14th — 18th.

Workshop on laser-plasma physics 15 December We will organize a workshop on laser-plasma physics including the following speakers: - Andrea Macchi: Surface Plasmon Acceleration without a Grating - Caterina Riconda: Laser-driven pair production : from soft shower to avalanche - Hélène Coudert-Alteirac: Attohallen: Gothenburg's attosecond science facility - Vojtech Horný: Unfeasibility of the laboratory r-process studies with laser-driven neutron source - Tom Blackburn: QED plasma physics: what's next? - Arkady Gonoskov: Prospects for studying extreme regimes of radiation reaction using electron-light colliders - Charlotte Palmer: Automation and optimisation of laser-driven high-repetition rate proton sources

Laurent Gremillet from CEA will visit between December 15th — 20th.

PhD defense 16 December Andréas Sundström plans to defend his PhD thesis "Collisional effects and attosecond diagnostics in laser-generated plasmas" on 16 December. The faculty opponent will be Luis Silva from Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal. The members of the evaluation committee will be Charlotte Palmer from Queen's University Belfast, Andrea Macchi from University of Pisa and Johan Mauritsson from Lund University.

Jubilee professor We are happy to welcome Caterina Riconda as a Jubilee Professor to our group. She will spend 2 months at Chalmers to collaborate on issues concering laser-matter interaction. Her first visit will take place 11-21 December 2022.

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.

Plasma Theory calendar
Copyright © 2022 Chalmers Plasma Theory group