Welcome to the web site of the Beam Plasma & Inertial Fusion (BP&IF) section of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS).
The section provides a forum for physicists working on plasma physics with high power beams. The focus is on beam plasma interaction, properties of dense plasmas and high-temperature hydrodynamic phenomena as well as applications to inertial fusion energy, to high-intensity sources of X-rays and nuclear radiation, to plasma-based particle accelerators, and related topics.
The 2016 Edouard Fabre prize, supported by the COST action MP1208, was awarded to Jérôme Faure (LOA) at the Leuven EPS Plasma Physics conference for “his remarkable experimental works in developing laser-plasma accelerators, demonstrating the possibility by interacting intense laser pulses with a gas target to accelerate electrons in extremely short distances and to produce high quality electron beam”. More.