Luís O. Silva


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I am Professor of Physics (Professor Catedrático) at the Department of Physics of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, in the Scientific Area of Plasma Physics, Lasers and Nuclear Fusion.

I am also a Visiting Professor in Physics in the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford.

My research is performed at the Group of Lasers and Plasmas, also known as GoLP, where I lead the epp team. I am the scientific coordinator of the Group of Lasers and Plasmas.
At GoLP we are all committed to continuously raising the bar.

I serve on the Editorial Board of an awesome outlet for papers in Plasma Physics: Journal of Plasma Physics (Cambridge University Press).

I have a broad range of scientific interests that can be closely connected with the interaction of intense fields with plasmas (Extreme Plasma Physics | High Energy Density Science | High Field Science | Ultra Fast Science). My main focus is on the collective/nonlinear processes underlying these interactions, and their relevance in plasma-based accelerators and secondary sources, relativistic (plasma) astrophysics of compact objects, magnetogenesis, QED processes, and fundamental plasma physics.

I am happy to talk with interested undergraduate and graduate students at any time.

I have collected outreach and other texts about science and universities I have been contributing to different outlets/media in my Medium account (in .pt)

Media coverage/updated news about my work can be found in :: epp on the news :: or on Twitter @luis_os or here. For media inquiries, please send me an email.


address GoLP/Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear
Complexo Interdisciplinar
Instituto Superior Técnico
1049-001 Lisboa
phone +351 21 8419336 (ext. 3336)
fax +351 21 8464455
twitter @luis_os
email luis.silva *at*
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