The IPP Summer University covers the main aspects of plasma physics with emphasis on nuclear fusion. The lectures are designed for physics and engineering students who passed their bachelor courses or master students that have not yet decided their PhD topic.
A PhD position is open at Aix-Marseille University (France) in the area of gas/surface interaction for fusion devices of the tokamak type. The PhD work concerns experimental studies of various molecules, atoms and ions bombarding tungsten, the candidate material for the heat and particles exhaust component (divertor) of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction near Marseille (Cadarache, France).
Various PhD positions are proposed by IRFM (Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research) in Cadarache.
The candidate must have skills in physics, modelling and code development. A background in magnetic fusion and/or optimization algorithms is an advantage.
The CRPP is the Swiss national competence centre for plasma physics and fusion and, at the same time, it is an important part of a world-class academic institution, the EPFL, in which it is also geographically integrated. As a consequence, CRPP is in a privileged position to provide education and training over a large spectrum of plasma physics and fusion related subjects, using world-class research infrastructure and proficient supervision.