Research Teams

Extreme Plasma Physics Team

Extreme Plasma Physics team combines theory and massively parallel simulations to address the highly nonlinear scenarios associated with extreme conditions in the laboratory and in astrophysics involving relativistic flows or high intensity electromagnetic fields. We use the largest supercomputers in the World to address several longstanding scientific questions.

X-GoLP Team

X-GoLP team develops and makes use of state-of-the-art ultrafast and high intensity lasers, both in local laboratories and at world-class facilities. The range of topics investigated covers the generation of novel sources of radiation from the mid-infrared to x-rays, particle acceleration, future laser technologies, and innovative techniques and devices for optical and photonics applications.

Principal Investigators

Jorge Vieira

Luis O. Silva

Thomas Grismayer

Ricardo Fonseca

Gareth Williams

Gonçalo Figueira

João Mendanha Dias

Marta Fajardo

Nelson Lopes

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Bertrand Martinez

Kevin Schoeffler

Marija Vranic

Thales Silva

Wenlong Zhang

Celso Paiva João

Hugo Pires

Susana Silva

Swen Künzel

Graduate Students

Anton Helm

Bernardo Malaca

Camilla Willim

Chiara Badiali

Fábio Cruz

Mariana Moreira

Miguel Pardal

Pablo Bilbao

Rui Torres

Joana Alves

Jayanath C P K

Mario Galletti

Mukhtar Hussain

Victor Hariton

MSc. Students

Ana Ramalhete

Bernardo Barbosa

Filipe Cruz

Óscar Amaro
Rafael Almeida

Vladlen Galetsky

Ana Filipa Ribeiro

Beatriz Albergaria
Clara Severino

Gonçalo Vaz
Luís Braga
Luís Veloso
Mariana da Cunha e Silva
Nuno Torrado
Patrícia Estrela

Rui Silva
Sebastião Antunes

Tomás Silva
Victor Haugaard

High Performance Computing Support

Paulo Abreu