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

Giannandrea I awarded the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Poster Prize

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Giannandrea has been awarded the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Poster Prize at the 44th EPS conference on Plasma Physics held in Belfast 26-30 June 2017 for his poster on “Large-scale PIC simulations of high β magnetorotational instability”. Many congratulations to Giannandrea! Read more

Kevin S in Nature Communications on magnetic turbulence

In a recent paper in Nature Communications on “Magnetic turbulence in a table-top laser-plasma relevant to astrophysical scenarios” Kevin S has contributed with numerical simulations and physics interpretation to understand experimental results aimed at probing the magnetic turbulence driven by intense lasers, as part of a collaboration between the epp team and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The work has been featured worldwide in many outlets,… Read more


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