IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research

16 - 20 September 2013, IPP Greifswald

The course will cover the main aspects of plasma physics with emphasis on nuclear fusion. The following lectures will be offered:
Basics of plasma physics and of nuclear fusion – kinetic and magneto-hydrodynamic description of a plasma – concepts, experimental results of tokamaks and stellarators – heating and diagnostics of a fusion device – plasma wall interaction and wall material research –safety and environmental aspects of fusion – inertial fusion – astrophysical plasmas – ITER and the next steps towards a reactor.
Venue of the summer university is the Greifswald branch of the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) where the superconducting stellarator experiment Wendelstein 7-X is under construction. The course will include a tour to the laboratories and to Wendelstein 7-X and its periphery.

One goal of the Summer University is to promote an exchange of views among the coming generation of European scientists. Opportunities for discussions with lecturers and students will be provided between the sessions, in the evening and during an excursion.


The course (max. 70 participants) is being held for European physics or engineering students who have passed their undergraduate or bachelor courses and have not yet decided on the subject of their PhD thesis. The lectures will be presented in English. For students registered at European Universities the cost of accommodation and food will be covered by IPP. Limited funds are also available for travel expenses. Students coming from ITER-Partner-Countries outside Europe are welcome to take part.

Your application via Internet must include evidence of undergraduate physics/engineering diploma/bachelor degree and a short curriculum vitae. If the certificates are not already in English, the applicant has to provide a (non-official) translation. Applicants selected for participation are charged a non-refundable participation fee of 50.00 EURO. 

Deadline for application: 31 May 2013
Beate Kemnitz
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Greifswald Branch
Wendelsteinstraße 1
D-17491 Greifswald
Phone: +49 3834 88-1203

Scientific Programme
Dr. Ralf Kleiber
Dr. Roberto Bilato

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