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

GoLP members collaborate in the new AWAKE publication

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The AWAKE Collaboration, of which EPP members Ricardo Fonseca, Nelson Lopes, Mariana Moreira, Jorge Vieira, Luis O. Silva, and Nuno Torrado are part, has published today an “Analysis of proton bunch parameters in the AWAKE experiment“, in the Journal of Instrumentation. This work offers a precise characterization of the incoming proton bunch parameters, crucial to accurately simulate one of the most important… Read more

EPP GoLP member awarded second place in the APS DPP 2021 Visual Science Communication contest

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EPP GoLP member awarded second place in the APS DPP 2021 Visual Science Communication contest during the 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, held in a hybrid format on November 8-12 2021. Pablo J. Bilbao was awarded the 2nd place video award in the APS DPP 2021 Visual Science Communication. The video featured the research presented in his poster during the conference,… Read more


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