IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research

  • Start: Sep 16, 2024
  • End: Sep 20, 2024
  • Location: D-17491 Greifswald, Wendelsteinstr. 1
  • Room: Günter-Grieger-Lecture Hall (Greifswald)
  • Contact: summeruni@ipp.mpg.de

The course covers the main aspects of plasma physics with emphasis on nuclear fusion:

  • basics of plasma physics and nuclear fusion
  • kinetic and magneto-hydrodynamic description of a plasma
  • concepts and experimental results of tokamak and stellarator configurations
  • plasma heating and diagnostics
  • plasma-wall interaction and materials research
  • ­ITER and the next steps towards a reactor
  • overview on alternative fusion projects

The lectures –­ held in English – are designed for physics and engineering students who passed their bachelor (undergraduate) courses and not yet started nor decided their PhD project. Only students studying at a European University are eligible.

One of the goals of the Summer University is to promote an exchange of views among the coming generation of scientists. Opportunities for discussions with lecturers and students are provided between the sessions, during the reception and the excursion.

The venue of the Summer University is the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald. Here the stellarator experiment Wendelstein 7-X is operating. During the course a tour of Wendelstein 7-X is offered.


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