IPP Summer University on Plasma Physics and Fusion Research

17 - 21 September 2012, IPP Garching, Germany

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.
The course will include a tour to the tokamak experiment ASDEX Upgrade and its periphery at IPP. One goal of the Summer University is to promote an exchange of views among the coming generation of European scientists. An opportunity for discussions with lecturers and students will be provided between the sessions, in the evening reception and 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 a high school leaving certificate, 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 translation (not necessarily official) of them.

Deadline for application: 31 May 2012

Christina Stahlberg / Jutta Koser
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Boltzmannstr. 2
D-85748 Garching near Munich
Phone: +49 89 3299-2232 / 3299-1375

Scientific Programme
Dr. Roberto Bilato
Dr. Ralf Kleiber

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