Portugal, Lisbon


when 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS

The regular course covers the basics of plasma physics, high power lasers and nuclear fusion, giving students the opportunity to get in touch with a wide range of interesting and cutting-edge topics. The lectures will be offered in self-contained modules, Monday through Friday, including some practical lectures on remote laboratories, data analysis and computer science. Late afternoons are focused on joint/coaching activities, some involving the lecturers too.

Course leader

Horácio Fernandes

Target group

Plasmasurf is tailored for BSc/MSc engineering and physics students aiming at complementing their education in Plasma Physics with the purpose of pursuing academic studies at 2nd/3rd cycle level (MSc/Ph.D). It is mandatory to have at least 140 ECTS acquired previously to the course.

Course aim

The course is intended to promote a lively interaction among students and lecturers between sessions, giving a broad overview of plasma science and engineering. The main goal is to help students to decide if they want to pursue further studies in this area in addition to the general education in plasma physics.

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
All you need to do is submit an individual report within one week after the course, resuming one of the sessions, which can include experimental work or data analysis.
This report must be between 3 and 4 pages long and written in English. You can send it by email to plasmasurf@tecnico.ulisboa.pt before 25 July 2016. Make sure it is delivered! These credits are not transferred automatically to your university, but issued as a certificate that has to be submitted and recognized by your university.

Fee info

EUR 0: This course is entirely free. The lodging is subsidized by the host. We only request a deposit of 60.00€ in advance, which will be charged only in case of no-show. It will be fully refunded upon arrival. Alternatively you can send us the flight ticket receipt


Scholarships are available for all selected participants through free lodging and meals. More information at the website.