The research activity in plasmas focuses on the computational theoretical study of the dynamics of (quasi) non-collisional magnetized plasmas, typically non-equilibrium systems, dominated by strong non-linear effects and characterized by a multi-scale physics corresponding to physical regimes different from each other but strongly interconnected. The main topics are turbulence, magnetic reconnection, solar wind – magnetosphere interaction. The research is carried on in close contact with experimental colleagues with reference to high resolution satellite measurements. Along this research line there is a double Master’s degree with Sorbonne Universitè (first year in Pisa, second in Paris).
- Solar-wind electron precipitation on weakly magnetized bodies: The planet Mercury 
- Subion-Scale Turbulence Driven by Magnetic Reconnection 
- Atmospheric propellant fed Hall thruster discharges: 0D-hybrid model and experimental results 
- Electron dynamics in small magnetospheres 
- Eulerian Approach to Solve the Vlasov Equation and Hybrid-Vlasov Simulations