The MOOC Plasma Physics: Applications, a joint production of SU-EPFL, is accessible online since January 1, 2018.

The aim of this MOOC is to learn about plasma applications from nuclear fusion powering the sun, to making integrated circuits, to generating electricity.

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 5-6 hours per week
Price: Free (Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD)
Institution: EPFLx

What you'll learn

  • Different applications of plasma
  • Understanding of the fusion energy challenge, and acquisition of the basis for developing an overall vision of the different R&D elements
  • Understanding of the main plasma societal applications and relevant tools
  • Vision and appreciation of the importance of plasmas in space and astrophysics
  • By solving problems in course content, you will acquire some basic knowledge of MATLAB programming

PLAS@PAR's instructors:

  • François Amiranoff: Research director at CNRS, in LULI (Laboratoire d’Utilisation des Lasers Intenses)
  • Caterina Riconda: Physics professor at Sorbonne Université in Paris 
  • Thierry Dufour: Associate professor at Sorbonne Université in Paris 

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