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

EPP members Bernardo Malaca and Rui Torres awarded EPS-DPP Poster Prizes 2022

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At the closing session of the 48th EPS Plasma Physics Conference (fully virtual), the posters of Rui Torres and Bernardo Malaca were announced as winners of the EPS-DPP best poster awards 2022. They received this award presenting the work with the title “General relativity particle-in-cell simulations of compact neutron star magnetospheres” and “Superradiance from superluminal nonlinear plasma… Read more

Upcoming MRE Webinar with the EPP member Marija Vranic

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On June 14th, 2022, 9 am EDT (2 pm WET), our EPP member Marija Vranic will present at a Matter and Radiation at Extremes (MRE) webinar. MRE is committed to publishing original and impactful research and review papers that address extreme states of matter and radiation, and the associated science and technology employed to produce and diagnose these conditions in the laboratory. Drivers, targets and diagnostics are… Read more


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