This is the home page of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society.


EPS-DPP Board elections
In accordance with the statutes of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS-PPD), there were six vacancies for incoming members of the Divisional Board. Following the elections closed on 11/06/2020, the new elected members are (per alphabetic order):

Hana Barankova, Uppsala University, SE,
Kenneth George McClements, Culham Center for Fusion Energy, UK,
Mervi Mantsinen, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ES,
Caterina Riconda, Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, FR,
Monica Spolaore, Consorzio RFX & IPST, IT,
Jörg Stober, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, DE.

In addtion, one new member has been co-opted to ensure proper representation of the whole plasma community: David Burgess, Queen Mary University of London, UK.

The actual composition of the Board can be found here.

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47th Conference on  Plasma Physics

The 47th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, to be held in Sitges near Barcelona, Spain, from June 22 to 26, 2020, has been postponed to June 21-25, 2021 (same location). More information here.

The Programme Committee is inviting a fresh tranche of nominations for plenary and invited speakers in order to offer to the participants a fully up-to-date programme which includes the most important research results obtained in recent months. The Open Forum for the proposals is now open here; the deadline for proposals is 30th October 2020.

Call for nominations for the 2021 EPS-DPP PhD Research Award open from October 12 to December 4, 2020. More information here.

2020 Landau-Spitzer Award
The Landau-Spitzer Award on the Physics of Plasmas for “outstanding contributions to plasma physics” is jointly sponsored by the Plasma Physics Divisions of the American Physical Society (APS) and the European Physical Society (EPS).
The 2020 recipients, selected for “major advancements of the shock ignition concept through collaborative experimental and simulation efforts in inertial confinement fusion research”, are:
Riccardo Betti, University of Rochester, USA,
Alexis Casner, Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), Talence, France,
Xavier Ribeyre, Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), Talence, France,
Wolfgang Theobald, University of Rochester, USA.

New Board of the EPS-DPP BPIF section
Folowing the voting process that ended March 12, 2020, 3 new Board members have been elected:

  • Fabrizio Consoli, ENEA (Italy),
  • Laurent Gremillet, CEA/DIF (France),
  • Malte Kaluza, Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, Friedrich-Schiller-University (Germany).

Following the statutes of the section, the active EPS BPIF Board members elected, on Thursday 26 March 2020, a new chair: Luca Volpe, Universidad de Salamanca and Centro de Laseres Pulsados (Spain).

The actual composition of the Board can be found here.

BP&IF conference announcements here

Implementation guidance on the Plan S principles released on November 27, 2018.
More information on the cOAlition S webpage.

Mentoring scheme for Women in Physics: for more information, click here.

JET plasmaLULI2000 laser hall

Objectives of the Plasma Physics Division

  • to unite European scientists interested in the physics of fully and partially ionized gases
  • to promote research and teaching in plasma physics and its applications, to facilitate research collaboration and to represent European physicists outside Europe
  • to coordinate activities with the other physical societies, such as the American Physical Society and the Physical Society of Japan
  • to collaborate on the Editorial Board of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.

The Plasma Physics Division is responsible for the annual EPS Conference on Plasma Physics and for granting several Awards.

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