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


The call for nominations for the 2022 EPS Plasma Physics Division “PhD Research Awards” will open the 3rd of October. More informations here.

Deadline for the 2022 Landau-Spitzer Award call for nominations: April 1, 2022. More information here.

47th Conference on  Plasma Physics

The 47th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics was held online, from June 22 to 26, 2021. It was the opportunity to recognize the work conducted by Young Researchers through:

  • the 2021 PPCF/EPS/IUPAP PhD Poster Prizes awarded to
    • Diego Jose Cruz-Zabala, University of Seville (Spain): “Characterization of edge poloidal impurity asymmetries at ASDEX Upgrade”,
    • Samuele Mazzi, Université Aix-Marseille & CEA/IRFM (France): “Suppression of ion-scale turbulent transport by MeV-range fast ions at JET”,
    • John Ryan Peterson, Stanford University & SLAC (USA): “Magnetic field amplification by a nonlinear pair-driven plasma instability”,
    • Paula Kleij, LSI, Ecole Polytechnique & CEA/IRAMIS (France): “Ultra-short electron bunches from tunable surface plasma wave excitation by laser with wavefront rotation”,
    • Camilla Willim, IST (Portugam): ” Target Normal Sheath Acceleration with shaped lasers”,
    • Vladislav Ivanov, Sofia University (Bulgaria): “Magnetically stabilized gliding arc discharge: a 2D model”,
  • the 16th Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize in Plasma Turbulence and Transport awarded to Samuele Mazzi, Université Aix-Marseille & CEA/IRFM (France): “Suppression of ion-scale turbulent transport by MeV-range fast ions at JET”. Diego Jose Cruz Zabala (U. Seville – Spain – Characterization of edge poloidal impurity asymmetries at ASDEX Upgrade), Nicola Offeddu (EPFL – Switzerland – Direct measurements of parallel blob extension) and Prapti Bajaj (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- and Raumfahrt – Germany – Wave turbulence in fluid complex plasmas) were highly recommended.

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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