From September 26 to 30 the Greifswald Branch of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) will host the “IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics”.

The course will cover the main aspects of plasma physics with emphasis on nuclear fusion. Lectures will also be offered on industrial plasma applications, complex and dusty plasmas, computer simulation of plasmas, safety and environmental aspects of fusion, as well as ITER and the next steps towards a reactor.

Opportunities for discussions with lecturers and students will be provided between the sessions, in the evening in downtown Greifswald, and during an excursion to the Island of Rügen.

Visits are planned to the plasma physics laboratories at the University of Greifswald and to the Leibniz Institute of Low Temperature Plasma Physics.

The course is intended for European physics students with a basic qualification in physics, but who have not yet started a doctoral (PhD) thesis.

Greifswald is the site where IPP is preparing for Wendelstein 7-X, the new stellarator experiment.

For more information on the Summer University and on Wendelstein 7-X: