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Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion — Winter School

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

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.

The cultural program includes:

- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art;
- Pub Quiz;
- Excursion to the Kunstkamera museum, a cabinet of curiosity;
- Field trip to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant;
- Full-day Wintry Event with sleigh riding and skating (optional for extra price).

Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
27 Jan 2020 - 7 Feb 2020
Levels Bachelor / Undergraduate
Master / Graduate
Credits 4.0 ECTS
Program fee 540 EUR
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
Regular registration fee: 540 euro
Application deadline 18 November 2019
Entry requirements:
Knowledge of Calculus and General Physics corresponding to the first two years of a Bachelor's degree program in physics, mathematics, technology etc;
Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies

Deadline for registration:
Early bird deadline: October 28, 2019

Regular deadline:
for non-EU citizens: November 18, 2019
for EU, Iranian and Indian citizens, citizens of visa-free countries: December 16, 2019
Contact information:
Department of International Educational Programs
+7 (812) 534-25-31
+7 (812) 534-13-65
room 227, 28, Grazhdanskii prospect, 195220, St.Petersburg, Russia