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


  • Call for submissions for the 13th Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize: deadline by 16 June 2017. More on the PPCF website here.
  • 2017 EPS DPP prizes announced!

    The 2017 Alfvén prize is awarded to Ksenia Aleksandrovna Razumova, from the Kurchatov Institute (Moscow, Russia), for “obtaining, for the first time, a macroscopically stable plasma column in a tokamak configuration; this led to the world-wide programme of experimental exploration and development of the tokamak concept for magnetic confinement fusion”.

    The 2017 Innovation award is going to Michel Moisan, from the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada), for “pioneering contributions to the development and understanding of microwave plasma sources and their applications to materials processing, healthcare and environmental protection”.

    The recipients of the 2017 PhD Research Awards are:

    • Justin Ball (Oxford University, UK) for his study of the effect of plasma boundary shape on driving intrinsic rotation in the tokamak, and more generally on the confinement properties,
    • Luca Fedeli (Pisa University, Italy) for his study of surface plasmons, which are excited by intense laser pulses at a vacuum-plasma interface,
    • Toon Weyens (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) for his study of a key aspect of toroidal plasma stability, the effects of non-axisymmetric fields on peeling-ballooning stability.
  • Registration to the 44th EPS conference on Plasma Physics [Belfast, 26-30 June 2017] is openmedia718997enMore information on the conference website.
  • 2nd EPS conference on Plasma Diagnostics held in Bordeaux, 18-21 April 2017ecpd2017More information on the conference website.

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

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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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