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  1. Dec. 13: Awarded an Investigador FCT Development Grant for the project “Turbulence and Magnetic Reconnection in Magnetised Plasmas: from Solar Flares to Intense Laser-Solid Interactions

  2. Nov. 13: new paper on Electron and Ion heating during magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas (arXiv:1311.2728) – accepted to the J. Phys. Soc. Japan Suppl. (Proceedings of the 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference)

  3. Oct. 13: Invited Lecture at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto: “Magnetic Reconnection: from Solar Flares to Intense Laser-Solid Interactions.

  4. Aug 13: new paper on Conditions for up-down asymmetry in the core of tokamak equilibria (arXiv:1308.4841)

  5. Aug 13: new paper on Magnetic field generation and amplification in expanding plasmas (arXiv:1308.3421) – accepted to Phys. Rev. Lett.

  6. Aug 13: new paper on Stabilisation of turbulence by sheared flows (arXiv:1308.0989) – accepted to Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion

  7. Jul 13: PRACE preparatory access proposal for Viriato on Curie and Hermite

  8. Jun 13: Viriato website live!

  9. Jan 13: new paper on Fast collisionless reconnection and electron heating in strongly magnetised plasmas (arXiv:1301.0338) -- accepted to Phys. Rev. Lett.

  10. Aug 12: new paper on Plasmoid and KH instabilities in Sweet-Parker current sheets (arXiv:1208.0966) -- accepted to Phys. Rev. E

  11. Feb 12: Post-doc position available

  12. Oct 11: Phys. Plasmas paper on Gyrokinetic simulations of the tearing instability accepted! (arXiv:1107.5842)

  13. Set 11: Research grant funded by the Portuguese Research Council (FCT)!

  14. Aug 11: new paper on plasmoid dynamics and reconnection submitted (arXiv:1108.4040) -- published in Phys Plasmas 19 (2012)

  15. Nov 10: Phys. Rev. Lett. on nonlinear theory of plasmoid instability accepted! (arXiv:1008.3330)

  16. Sep 10: Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion paper on shear flow effect on microinstabilities accepted! (arXiv:1007.0040)

  17. Aug 10: Shaheen award! --- 10 Million hours for magnetic reconnection research

  18. Jul 10: PRACE award! --- 20 Million hours on Europe’s fastest supercomputer to study plasmoid dominated magnetic reconnection.