The Wendelstein 7-X Cryostat Vessel under contruction. Photo: IPP

A Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research is organized by the Max Planck Institute für Plasmaphysik in Greifswald, Germany, from September 24- 28, 2007. 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 and optimization 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
  • ITER and the next steps towards a reactor.

The course will include a tour to the assembly of the superconducting stellarator experiment Wendelstein 7-X and its periphery under construction 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 downtown Greifswald and during an excursion to the Island of Ruegen.

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2007.

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