About us

GoLP is committed to continuously “raising the bar”.

The Group of Lasers and Plasmas (GoLP), is part of the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear at IST. Our activity is focused on the study, both theoretical and experimental, of laser-plasma interactions and other phenomena associated with the interaction of high intensities with plasmas. The mission statement of GoLP can be found here. The group is composed by two teams: the Extreme Plasma Physics team dedicated to theory and simulations of the highly nonlinear and complex phenomena associated with plasmas in extreme conditions and X-GoLP which is focused on the experimental and technological exploration of the generation of intense radiation sources and their interaction with matter. Our research team is presented in detail here.



GoLP members @ GoLP 2014 Winter Retreat in Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon, December 2014