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).

Latest News

Positron acceleration paper accepted in PRL

PRL Thales
The work “Stable positron acceleration in thin, warm, hollow plasma channels” by EPP team members Thales S and Jorge V, by EPP team alumni Diana A, and collaborators in the US (Mike Downer, Mark Hogan, Vitaly Yakimenko and Rafal Zgadzaj) was recently accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. In this… Read more

Marija V awarded competitive FCT grant

EPP team member Marija V won, as PI, a ~€250k research grant in the physics panel for the project titled “Positron sources based on ultra-intense lasers”. The grant is awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) on a nation-wide competitive call, where the proposal was ranked among… Read more

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