Welcome to the website of the extreme plasma physics team, the theory and simulation team of the Group for Lasers and Plasmas of the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear at Instituto Superior Técnico.

Our team is funded by the European Research Council through the Advanced Grant "Accelerates" (ERC-AdG2010 no. 267841) and the Advanced Grant “InPairs” (ERC-AdG2015).

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Training event on "Modelling of ultra-intense laser propagation in plasmas and laser-plasma accelerators: fundamentals" organized by GoLP

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For PhD students/post-docs/researchers in laser-plasma interactions, this training event is dedicated to the fundamentals of computational modeling of intense laser pulse propagation in plasma, and applications to compact laser plasma-based accelerators. Laser plasma accelerators are one of the most exciting applications of intense lasers and computational modeling plays a critical role in the design and optimization of laser plasma accelerators. The event, organized in collaboration with… Read more

Modeling Earth's magnetosphere in the laboratory in Physics of Plasma

In Physics of Plasmas, a collaboration of scientists from Princeton, UCLA, and Instituto Superior Técnico, reports a method to study smaller magnetospheres, sometimes just millimeters thick, in the laboratory. A magnetized object, such as our planet Earth, is immersed within a stream of ionized gas, called plasma. The region around the object in which this effect is… Read more

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