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).

Latest News

epp team at Conference on Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics in Heidelberg

epp team members Joana LM, Luis OS, Marija V, Pedro C, and Thomas G participated in the Conference on Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics in Heidelberg from July 21 to July 25. This conference brings together the leading experts in physics at ultra high laser intensities, covering topics such as QED, laser-plasma interactions, radiation, numerical simulations and experiments, with posters by Joana LM, Marija V, and… Read more

PRACE awarded 69 milion cpu-hours to GoLP

The epp team has been awarded an equivalent of 8000 years of computation on Fermi by PRACE for the project “Amplification and propagation of intense tailored laser pulses in underdense plasmas” (co-PIs: M. Vranic, J. Vieira, L. O. Silva). The project will explore how specially tailored pulses (with orbital angular momentum, pre-designed spectral features, or tailored intensity profiles e.g. sequences of trailing pulses) interact… Read more

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