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

Fábio C is awarded PhD in physics 

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On the 21st of October, the EPP member Fábio Cruz has successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title “Multiscale modeling of pulsar magnetospheres”. Fábio’s work was approved with the top mark of Distinction and Honors. The defense has taken place in a hybrid mode. His thesis committee was composed by Ilidio Lopes (IST), Anatoly Spitkovsky (Princeton), Benoit Cerruti (Grenoble), and Thomas Grismayer (IST),… Read more

EPP team members receive 68 million core hours at Marenostrum supercomputer

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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


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