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

News piece at SIC, with Luís O. Silva

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“Solid, liquid, or gas? What is the state of matter of the stars?” Introducing the concept of plasma, and finally guiding us toward the enigma of the pulsars, check out the news piece at SIC, with Luís O. Silva. Read more

GoLP members collaborate in the new AWAKE publication

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The AWAKE Collaboration, of which GoLP members Ricardo Fonseca, Nelson Lopes, Mariana Moreira, Jorge Vieira, Luis O. Silva, and Nuno Torrado are part, has published today an “Analysis of proton bunch parameters in the AWAKE experiment“, in the Journal of Instrumentation. This work offers a precise characterization of the incoming proton bunch parameters, crucial to accurately simulate one of the most important parts… Read more


Latest Publications