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Latest News

The “Natas” of Visualization 2018 have been announced!

And you don’t need to go to Belém to get them, because the best are right here! Following our tradition (see the “2014 Natas”“2015 Natas”, “2016 Natas”, “2017 Natas”), the prizes for the winners of the image and video of 2018, the “natas” of visualization, were awarded to Giannandrea Inchingolo (left, also 2016 winner) and to Miguel Pardal (right). The term “Nata” was coined… Read more

President of the Portuguese Republic presides IBM Prize award ceremony to Marija V

The IBM Prize was awarded January 16 2019 to Marija V in a ceremony at IST presided by the President of the Portuguese Republic. The official information from the Portuguese Presidency is here. Many congratulations to Marija on the prize and on the inspiring talk! Read more


Latest Publications

  • Bright gamma rays source and nonlinear Breit-Wheeler pairs in the collision of high density particle beams, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22 (2019) p. 023402
    F. Del Gaudio, T. Grismayer, R. A. Fonseca, W. B.Mori and L.O. Silva
  • Bright Gamma-Ray Flares Powered by Magnetic Reconnection in QED-strength Magnetic Fields, Astrophysical Journal 870 (2019) p. 49
    Kevin Schoeffler, Thomas Grismayer, Dmitri Uzdensky, Ricardo Fonseca, Luís Silva
  • Pulse compression of white-light continuum generated at 1053 nm in bulk sapphire: an experimental study, Laser Physics Letters 15 (2018) p. 116101
    T Imran, M Hussain, H Pires and C P João
  • Acceleration of electrons in the plasma wakefield of a proton bunch, NATURE 561 (2018) p. 363
    Adli E., Ahuja A., Apsimon O., Apsimon R., Bachmann A. -M., Barrientos D., Batsch F., Bauche J., Berglyd Olsen V. K., Bernardini M., Bohl T., Bracco C., Braunmüller F., Burt G., Buttenschön B., Caldwell A., Cascella M., Chappell J., Chevallay E., Chung M., Cooke D., Damerau H., Deacon L., Deubner L. H., Dexter A., Doebert S., Farmer J., Fedosseev V. N., Fiorito R., Fonseca R. A., Friebel F., Garolfi L., Gessner S., Gorgisyan I., Gorn A. A., Granados E., Grulke O., Gschwendtner E., Hansen J., Helm A., Henderson J. R., Hüther M., Ibison M., Jensen L., Jolly S., Keeble F., Kim S. -Y., Kraus F., Li Y., Liu S., Lopes N., Lotov K. V., Maricalva Brun L., Martyanov M., Mazzoni S., Medina Godoy D., Minakov V. A., Mitchell J., Molendijk J. C., Moody J. T., Moreira M., Muggli P., Öz E., Pasquino C., Pardons A., Peña Asmus F., Pepitone K., Perera A., Petrenko A., Pitman S., Pukhov A., Rey S., Rieger K., Ruhl H., Schmidt J. S., Shalimova I. A., Sherwood P., Silva L. O., Soby L., Sosedkin A. P., Speroni R., Spitsyn R. I., Tuev P. V., Turner M., Velotti F., Verra L., Verzilov V. A., Vieira J., Welsch C. P., Williamson B., Wing M., Woolley B., Xia G.