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

New EPP cluster arrives to Técnico

The new EPP cluster has arrived to Técnico today. It has 120 nodes, each of them with 16 cores, making a total of 1920 cores, with an estimated peak performance of 43 Tflop/s. It was funded by the ERC Advanced Grant Accelerates and will be used by EPP in future research efforts. This computational resource will have a great impact on the work developed… Read more

Electrostatic shocks generate magnetic fields

In a paper recently published in Physical Review Letters, epp team researchers have demonstrated that in the downstream of electrostatic shocks the electron distribution function can be Weibel unstable and large amplitude magnetic fields are generated. These magnetic fields do not affect the shock dynamics but can modify the signatures usually considered for electrostatic shocks such as the radiation spectrum of the downstream particles…. Read more

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