Frontiers on Extreme Plasma Physics

  • Luís Oliveira e Silva
Conference paper


The technological revolutions in ultra intense lasers and computing power are driving the exploration of new physics regimes dominated by relativistic effects, nonlinear and complex phenomena, and extreme conditions. The evolution in laser intensity and in computing peak power are discussed, and some of the advances for the next decade that will leverage in this evolution will be outlined, along with opportunities for research in this field at IST.

Key words

Intense Lasers Advanced Computing Plasma Accelerators Nuclear Fusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís Oliveira e Silva
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  1. 1.GoLP/Center for Plasma Physics and Department of Physics, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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