Summer School of Physics: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Program Description

Summer School of Physics: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

The course introduces the basics of plasma physics and controlled fusion.

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

The course is intended as the first plasma physics course however it is also suitable for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

The primary objective of the course is to present and develop the fundamentals of plasma physics particularly highlighting high-temperature plasma physics and its applications to controlled fusion. The course begins with the historical overview of plasma physics and introduction of plasma phenomena. It includes classical physics background, single particle motion in electric and magnetic fields, Coulomb collisions and transport processes, electromagnetic theory, fluid model of plasma, plasma confinement schemes, simple equilibrium and stability analysis, and principles of fusion machines. It also covers wave propagation in a magnetic field, kinetic description of plasmas, Vlasov model, electrostatic waves and Landau damping. The necessary mathematical apparatus (partial equations and complex analysis) will be introduces during the lectures.

CGS electrostatic units are used in the course.

Russian Civilization

The course’s main goal is to give students a coherent knowledge of Russia’s historical background relevant to its realities of the last decades, to analyze the major lines of the country’s transformation theory and features of its practical implementation at the last stages of the Communist experiment and post-Communist chaotic dismantlement of the country, to disclose and evaluate achievements and failures of ultra-liberal recipes for the post-Communist modernization and its most prominent features, thus contributing for better understanding of Russia’s present stage of development.

Included cultural activities

  • Night city tour and party on the boat
  • Picnic on the beach of the Gulf of Finland
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Russian


Last updated January 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2016
Duration
Duration
11 days
Price
Price
410 EUR
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for non-EU citizens. For EU citizens and citizens of visa-free countries: May 15, 2014
Start date July 2016
Place
Russia St. Petersburg
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for non-EU citizens. For EU citizens and citizens of visa-free countries: May 15, 2014
End date Request Info
Duration 11 days
Price 410 EUR