From the laboratory to the distant universe, the world of plasmas

The first Plas@Par summer school was held in Roscoff, France from 25th to 31st of August 2013.  18 students from 11 countries participated in a successful and inspiring week at the French coast.

Program

Sunday 25 August
Transfer from Paris to Roscoff

Monday 26 August
Introduction to Plasma physics I (Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Savoini)
Astrophysical Plasmas I (Solar system) 
(Lecturer: Prof. Laurence Rezeau)
Presentation of group work projects 
(Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Savoini)
Software basics
Practical examples: Numerical simulation of plasmas I

Tuesday 27 August
Introduction to Plasma physics II
(Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Savoini)
Spectroscopy : Foundations and Applications for diagnostic
(Lecturer: Prof. Stéphane Carniato)
Practical examples: Numerical simulation of plasmas II

Wednesday 28 August
Introduction to Plasma Physics III
(Lecturer: Prof. Francesco Califano)
Symbiosis between plasma and technologies
(Lecturer: Dr. Ane Aanesland)
Practical examples: Experiments I (Planeterrella – Shock Wave – Plasma Speaker Discharges)

Thursday 29 August
Astrophysical Plasmas II (From Stars to Galaxies)
(Lecturer: Dr. Benoît Commerçon)
Plasmas for environment
(Lecturer: Dr Antoine Rousseau)
Practical examples: Experiments II (Planeterrella – Shock Wave – Plasma Speaker Discharges)

Friday 30 August
Plasma for Energy and Fusion (Tokamak and other Devices)
(Lecturer: Dr. Pierre Morel)
Laser generated Plasmas
(Lecturer: Dr. Christophe Prigent)
Innovation at work in Plasma Physics: A guided Tour
(Lecturer: Dr. Jacques Schmitt – Industry Expert)

Saturday 31 August
Transfer from Roscoff to Paris