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


  • The 2019 EPS PhD Research Awards have been awarded to:
    • Giada Cantono, Université Paris-Saclay (France) and Università di Pisa (Italy), for her thesis “Relativistic plasmonics for ultra-short radiation sources”,
    • Eleanor Tubman, University of York (UK), for her thesis “Magnetic field generation in laser-plasma interactions”,
    • Francisco Javier Artola Such, Université Aix-Marseille (France), for his thesis “Simulations MHD à frontière libre des instabilités plasma dans les tokamaks”,
    • Michael Faitsch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany), for his thesis “Divertor Power Load Studies at ASDEX Upgrade and TCV”.
  • The 2019 EPS Plasma Physics Innovation Prize for technological, industrial or societal applications of research in plasma physics is awarded jointly to Professors Hana Barankova and Ladislav Bardos, both of the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden.
    More information here.
  • The 2019 EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize for outstanding contributions to plasma physics will be awarded at the next divisionnal conference (see below) to:
    • Victor Malka (LOA, France, and Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) for “his major contributions to the development of compact laser-plasma accelerators, and to their innovative applications to science and society, which span ultra-fast phenomena, accelerator physics, medicine, radiobiology, chemistry and material science” and
    • Toshiki Tajima (University of California, Irvine, USA) for “his seminal, broad, and novel contributions to plasma physics and plasma-based accelerator physics, including the concept of laser wakefield acceleration”.

    More information here.

  • The 46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics will be organized in Milan (Italy) 8-12 July 2019 by a collaboration between the University of Milan-Bicocca and the Institute of Plasma Physics “Piero Caldirola” (IFP). Abstract submission is OPEN till February 28. More information on the conference website. The conference will give you the opportunity – among many other ones – to attend the above-mentioned prize ceremony.
  • BP&IF conference announcements here
  • The 2018 APS-EPS Landau-Spitzer award has been awarded! Go to the dedicated page to learn about the recipients.
  • Petra Rudolf (U. Groningen) is the next EPS President-elect. More information here.
  • The 45th EPS conference on Plasma Physics was successfully held in Prague (Czech Republic) 2-6 July 2018, with about 850 registered participants. It was the opportunity to congratulate the winners of the first PPCF Dendy Europe-Asia Pacific Award : Dr Hajime Urano (National Institutes for Quantum Radiological Science and Technology, Japan), Dr Costanza Maggi (CCFE, UK), Prof. Ohjin Kwon (Daegu University, Republic of Korea) and Dr Samuli Saarelma (CCFE, UK). More information here.

  • Mentoring scheme for Women in Physics: 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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