Relativistic Laser Plasma Theory
The aim of our research group is to advance the theoretical understanding of the processes occurring in relativistic laser plasmas under extreme conditions. Our research program targets the study of effects such as particle acceleration, X- and gamma-ray generation, attosecond physics, and generation of electron-positron pairs and cascades. Besides being attractive for various applications, these topics are also of extreme importance for our understanding of the universe, particularly in the area of plasma astrophysics. We are also active in the development of novel numerical methods and codes for studying particle and plasma dynamics in extreme laser fields, using modern programming techniques and hardware architectures.