This is the home page of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society.
- The 44th EPS conference on Plasma Physics was held in Belfast 26-30 June 2017. It was the opportunity to award students for their contributions. The 13th Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize went to Matteo Fontana (EPFL) for his poster entitled “Turbulence measurements with the correlation electron cyclotron emission (CECE) diagnostic in TCV”; two other students were highly commended: Nicola Bonanomi (Università di Milano-Bicocca & JET) for “Role of small-scale tubulence and multi-scale interactions in electron heat transport in JET” and Alsu Sladkomedova (Ioffe Institute) for “Impurity transport studies on the Globus-M tokamak”.
The 2017 PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Poster Prize was also awarded to (per alphabetic order): Aaron Alejo (QUB) for his poster entitled “Stabilisation of radiation pressure driven ion acceleration from ultra-thin targets, studied by fast neutron spectroscopy”, Michael Griener (IPP) for “Implementation of fast line ratio spectroscopy on helium as plasma edge diagnostic at ASDEX Upgrade”, Giannandrea Inchingolo (IST) for “Large-scale PIC simulations of high β magnetorotational instability” and Axel Jardin (CEA/IRFM) for “Investigation of impurity cooling factor robustness against transport for application of GEM detectors to W core density reconstruction on WEST”.
- 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 (per alphabetic order): 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, and 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.
- 2nd EPS conference on Plasma Diagnostics held in Bordeaux, 18-21 April 2017More information on the conference website.
- Mentoring scheme for Women in Physics: for more information, click here.
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.