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

New team member We are happy to welcome Margaryta Tyshchenko as a new post-doctoral fellow in our group. She is funded by the Wenner-Gren foundation and will be working on runaway electron driven kinetic instabilities in tokamaks.

Postdoctoral opening We invite applications for a [postdoctoral position in theoretical plasma physics]( focused on high-intensity laser matter interactions.

New student research assistant We are happy to welcome Lise Hanebring as a new student research assistant in our group. She will be working on disruption mitigation and runaway avoidance with shattered pellet injection in tokamaks.

Per Helander from Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald will visit between August 15th — 19th.

Sarah Newton from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK will visit between August 15th — 19th.

Ida will go to Swiss Plasma Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland between August 21st — September 2nd. She will work on runaway generation during plasma initiation scenarios in tokamaks.

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

Lise Meitner symposium We will host a [Lise Meitner symposium]( with focus on attosecond physics on 9 September, following the day when Anne L'Huillier will receive the Gothenburg Lise Meitner prize. The programme includes talks by Anne L'Huillier (Lund University), Andréas Sundström (Chalmers), Anne-Lise Viotti (Lund University), Raimund Feifel (Gothenburg University), Eva Lindroth (Stockholm University) and Laszlo Veisz (Umeå University).

Gergö Pokol from BME Budapest will visit between October 3rd — December 16th. He will work on issues regarding runaway dynamics in tokamak disruptions.

Édes Lili from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest will visit between October 3rd — 14th. She will work on runaway generation in cooling plasmas.

Tünde will go to 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Spokane, Washington between October 17th — 21st. She is invited to give a review talk on "Disruptions and runaway electrons in fusion plasmas".

PhD defense 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 Jonas 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.

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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