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The Centre for Plasma Physics (CPP) at QUB is one of the major plasma physics groups in the UK, currently consisting of 10 academics and 30 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. We mostly investigate the physics of plasmas created by high-intensity laser irradiation of matter or by electrical discharges, with internationally leading activities in fundamental science as well as in applied research. Our work is supported by significant funding from the UK Research Councils, as well as from other national and international sources. We host state-of-the-art research facilities, but we are also frequent users of major national and international large-scale installations.

Our website will give you a flavour of the research that we carry out, but for more information on our activities, please do not hesitate to contact 

Prof. Marco Borghesi, Director of Research (m.borghesi@qub.ac.uk)