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

The "Idea Walls" are up

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Two new Idea Walls have just opened at GoLP. Painted with IdeaPaint these walls are ready to take on the creativity and the ideas at the tip of GoLPers’ dry eraser markers. . Read more

All optical experimental tests for radiation reaction at moderate laser intensities in PRL

epp team researchers have proposed a configuration to test radiation reaction in the radiation dominated regime which takes advantage of state-of-the-art laser systems currently available. The configuration has been explored with massively parallel simulations that take into account the effect of radiation reaction in the particle dynamics via the Landau-Lifshitz equation. This work has been published in Physical Review Letters by Marija Vranic et… Read more

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