Dr Elisabetta Boella

Honorary Researcher

Research Overview

My research focuses on the kinetic behaviour of plasmas and the link between these microscopic scales with the plasma macroscopic evolution. My studies are based on the development and deployment of massively parallel kinetic algorithms. I use these powerful tools to investigate the physics of collisionless shocks and magnetic reconnection in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. I am particularly intrigued by the recent prospect to probe astrophysical phenomena in the laboratory with the use of powerful laser beams. I am also interested in the possibility to employ these beams to develop compact plasma-based accelerators.

If you want to know more about my research please check https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/boella/