St. Petersburg, Russia

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

online course
when 11 January 2021 - 22 January 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 270

The course is suitable as the first plasma physics course or an add-on course for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

The primary objective of the course is to present the fundamentals of plasma physics particularly highlighting high-temperature plasma physics and its applications to controlled fusion. The course begins with an overview of plasma phenomena and their applications. The lectures cover Coulomb collisions, single particle motion in magnetic field, magnetic traps, principles of controlled fusion, plasma heating and diagnostics. The program also includes study visits to a tokamak laboratory and a laboratory for plasma technologies.

Online lectures will be delivered synchronized as live talk with professors and groupmates. Records of classes will be available on SPbPU platform for 1 month after the course end.

Course leader

Dr. Pavel GONCHAROV, Head of Advanced Plasma Research Laboratory, Peter the Great
Dr. Naoki TAMURA, Associate Professor, National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan)
Dr. Yasuhiro SUZUKI, Associate Professor, National Institute for Fusion Science (Japa

Target group

The course is opened for Bachelor and Master Degree students.

Entrance requirements:

- Good command of English is required. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.

Fee info

EUR 270: The fee covers studying process, materials, issuance of certificate with ECTS credits and its hard copy mailing upon student’s request.