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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EPP team members receive 68 million core hours at Marenostrum supercomputer

EPP team members Marija Vranic and Jorge Vieira were awarded with a total of 68 million core-hours at the TIER-0 supercomputer Marenostrum, at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. The computing time was awarded by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) during the 23rd call, and were selected amongst 61 submitted proposals. The project “Direct laser acceleration of leptons in plasma” was awarded with… Read more

"The ZPIC Educational code suite” Seminar by Ricardo F. on Youtube

EPP member Ricardo Fonseca’s invited talk for the student organization FusionEPtalks, with the title of “The ZPIC educational code suit”, is now available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5vMwLHdefc ZPIC’s main goal is to assist the study and understanding of plasma physics using computer simulations. This self-contained and fully relativistic electromagnetic code requires only a C compiler. The output files are written in a… Read more

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