28th IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research

The IPP Summer University covers the main aspects of plasma physics with emphasis on nuclear fusion. The lectures are designed for physics and engineering students who passed their bachelor courses or just started their PhD.

Fusion Academy

Crash course in Fusion Science and Technology organized by Dr. Rogers Jaspers, starting on April 15, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental Plasma Physicist

The Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks applications for a post-doctoral experimental plasma physicist.

Programme Manager

The application should be sent through a member of the General Assembly by March 31st to the chair of the General Assembly Sibylle Günter (IPP).

The role of magnetic geometry in controlling plasma transport in magnetic fusion energy devices

The goal of this PhD project is to develop new, and utilise existing, diagnostics at the TCV tokamak in Lausanne, Switzerland to a) understand the transport across the magnetic field in the region of the field null or x-point (use turbulence imaging) to test predictions of additional cross-field transport there, and b) bring new diagnostics to bear on the characteristics of the thermal condensation instability that occurs called ‘detachment’ (occurs in solar prominences as well) which, while strongly dissipating the high power fluxes flowing along the field, is difficult to control and can lead to impurities in, and cooling of, the hot core plasma.

Gas/Surface Interaction for Fusion Devices

PhD position open at Aix-Marseille University (PIIM laboratory, France) The project deals with the fundamentals of plasma-wall interactions for fusion devices with an original experimental approach.

post-doctoral position: Hydrogen plasma in interaction with diamond materials: erosion and negative-ion surface production

The PIIM laboratory (Aix-Marseille University, France) is proposing a two-year post doc position dealing with plasma-surface interactions for fusion applications. The project is conducted within the framework of a collaborative project between PIIM laboratory, LSPM laboratory (Paris Nord University, France), IRFM laboratory (CEA Cadarache, France) and DIFFER institute (The Netherlands). The post doc will mostly work at PIIM laboratory with possible experimental campaigns at LSPM, CEA and at DIFFER on Magnum PSI device.

PhD positions at CEA

PhD positions for 2014 at IRFM

post-doctoral position: self-consistent modelling of ICRF waves and fast ion distributions

In order to reach the ignition in magnetic fusion plasmas, it is necessary to increase their temperature by means of auxiliary heating systems. Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) and the injection of waves in the Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies (ICRF) serve this purpose. The neutrals from the NBI are ionized […]

12th Kudowa Summer School “Towards Fusion Energy”

The Kudowa Summer School “Towards Fusion Energy” takes place annually in Kudowa Zdrój, Poland. The school aims at young scientists (PhD and Master students) from different countries, and provides courses on various aspects of fusion energy, plasma experiments and technology.