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

17th IAEA Meeting on Energetic Particles and Theory of Plasma Instabilities in Magnetic Confinement Fusion Oskar Vallhagen will give an oral presentation with the title ["Simulations of Disruption Mitigation in ITER with Two-Stage Shattered Pellet Injection"](

Gergö Pokol and Soma Olasz from BME Budapest will visit between December 6th — 16th.

Lili Édes from BME Budapest will visit between December 13th — 16th.

Seminars on hot topics in plasma physics (13 January, PJ) Gergely Papp (IPP Garching, Germany): "ASDEX Upgrade Shattered Pellet Injection - status & plans" Aaro Järvinen (VTT, Finland) "Developing a Bayesian framework for validation of DREAM" Istvan Pusztai (Chalmers): "Runaway studies in disruptions with partial current relaxation" Ida Svenningsson (IRF Uppsala): "Whistler wave generation in Earth’s magnetosheath – MMS observations" Pontus Svensson (Oxford University): Development of a new quantum trajectory molecular dynamics framework Soma Olasz (BME, Hungary): Runaway electrons, as seen by the EDICAM camera in JT60-SA Gergo Pokol (BME, Hungary): Disruption modelling with ETS6

PhD defense Mathias Hoppe will defend his PhD thesis "Runaway-electron model development and validation in tokamaks" on Friday, 14 January 2022. The faculty opponent will be Philipp Lauber from Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany. The members of the evaluation committee will be Boris Breizman, University of Texas, USA, Yueqiang Liu, General Atomics, San Diego, USA and Mervi Mantsinen, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain. The substitute is Andreas Heinz, from the Department of Physics, Chalmers.

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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