The Laser-Plasma Chair at the USAL has been promoted by the CLPU
Advisory committee and created in 2014 by CLPU with the main goals:.
-To promote and develop Laser-Plasma physics in the University of Salamanca and in Spain
-To support the experimental activities in the VEGA system by driving both a national and International User community.
The main research lines of LaPlasS are:
Laser-driven charged particle acceleration for imaging, bio-medical application, heritage conservation and isotope generation.
- Laser-driven plasmas at extreme conditions.
- Inertial confinement approach to Fusion.
- Laser-Plasma and particle beam diagnostic techniques techniques and numerical simulations.
The Laser-Plasma Chair organize and support several national and
International activities among which:
- Master courses on laser plasma physics and related diagnostics (2 ECTs).
- PhD programs on laser plasma physics and applications 5 are currently opened.
- A laser-plasma international summer schools every 3th Week of September.
The LaPlasS is also involved in two masters courses at the USAL:
i) Máster Universitario en Física y Tecnología de los Láseres (2 ECTs).
ii) Retos sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología de frontera (2 ECTs).
LaPlasS is involved in several European projects H2020 and ERASMUS+ and several experiments at the CLPU, in the laser laboratories in EU and abroad are periodically organized under the umbrella of the Chair. More information>>
Prof. Luca Volpe.
Director of the LaPlasS
Dr. Luca Volpe