IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research



Beginning: 2016-09-19
End: 2016-09-23
Location: 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
  • safety and environmental aspects of fusion
  • ITER and the next steps towards a reactor
  • inertial fusion
  • astrophysical plasmas

The lectures –­ held in English – are designed for physics and engineering students who passed their bachelor (undergraduate) courses or master students that have not yet decided their PhD topic.

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) placed in Greifswald. Here the stellarator experiment Wendelstein 7-X is operating. During the course a tour of Wendelstein 7-X is offered.

Application and Fee
Applications must be submitted online and include a certificate of undergraduate studies (e.g. diploma or bachelor) and a short curriculum vitae (CV). Grades of university exams already passed must be reported either in the certificates or in the CV. If the certificates are not already in English or German, the applicant is required to provide a (non-official) translation.

Attendance at the courses requires a very good knowledge (listening, speaking, and reading) of English.

The school is intended for a maximum of 65 participants, and the selection is done on the basis of merit inferred from the above mentioned documents.

The costs of accommodation (including breakfast and lunch) and social events are covered by IPP. You will be accommodated in a hostel nearby the institute.

Travel has to be organized and paid by the participants. Your travel costs will not be reimbursed. The selected applicants have to pay the non-refundable participation fee of 50 Euros by bank transfer.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for a scholarship (for details see https://www.fusenet.eu/node/848).

Deadline for application: 31 May 2016