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).

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The 4th state of matter in less than 650 characters (and in Portuguese)

In the February 16 2015 edition of the i newspaper, Luis OS explains the fourth state of matter in less than 650 characters and in Portuguese (with the standard metaphors). The “full” text is also here with many other science questions raised by the readers of i. Read more

PRACE grant and ERC Advanced Grant Accelerates featured in the GCS website

The PRACE project “Shock Acceleration in the Laboratory with Ultraintense Lasers: from astrophysics to ion acceleration for medical applications” has been featured in the website of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, with a description of the key results of the project. This PRACE project has contributed to the goals of the ERC Advanced Grant Accelerates. The article is available here. Read more

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