Mode of operation of the upcoming online version of the plasma school

The school will be a mixture of live presentations within a conference system at a given time, pre-recorded lectures and interactive sessions with questions and answers. 


Live presentations can be joined using the link published in the internal part of the summer school after you logged in with your personal account. The conference system will be Zoom and each day a new link will be provided.


Here are some useful rules to make this school a smooth experience: 
  • link into the lecture punctually, preferably a few minutes before the start. Type your name when you are prompted to do so. If you dial in (again) during the meeting, please do so without comment
  • deactivate your camera and keep your microphone muted
  • use the the meeting chat if you want to ask a question or make a comment. If the moderator calls you, you can activate your microphone.

The introduction about plasma physics given by Achim von Keudell will be available from September 24th on and can be watched by yourself without any time limit. The links will be made available in the internal part of school website after your logged in into your personal account. All other presentations are live presentations and available at the specified time published in the program of the school. Questions about the introductory presentation are planned for October 5th, 10 am. During the live presentations you have always the option to ask questions directly or after the presentation. The lecturer will inform the participants before each presentation about the mode of interaction.

Online Plasma School 2020

Due to the situation with Covid-19, the Plasma School will be an online course lasting over two weeks (October 5th until October 16th, 2020). Unfortunately, the Master Class “Spectroscopy” has to be cancelled for 2020. However, this Master Class will take place during the next school in 2021.

Since all teachers of the school confirmed their participation also in an online format, we changed the schedule, so that the intensity of the courses will be comfortable for the participants. Some of the courses will be online in advance, so that you can decide when to watch the videos. Other teachers prefer to do their courses live, so there will be a defined time slot to watch the lectures. However, all teacher of the corresponding day will be available online for Q & A discussions in the afternoon. The school will be free of charge for all participants.

In order to guarantee an optimal interaction between teachers and students, we limit the access to the school. Therefore, a registration on the school webpage is necessary with an appropriate motivation text. Please, register until July 15th if you would like to attend the online format of the school. After this date, the organization team will decide about the participants. All previously registered students will of course also be considered for the school's online format.


International School on Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Basics and Applications

The aim of the course is aquaint students with the present status of the field of low temperature plasma physics. It is assumed that the students have followed introductory physics courses at their home university. However, the basic principles will be summarized at the beginning of the course. The course offers a broadening of knowledge in plasma physics and in the interaction of plasmas with surfaces including a description of advanced diagnostics. In addition, the students will be able to interact with the teachers of the course and they will meet fellow students from other universities in Europe and the rest of the world. Participants are invited to bring with them presentation material in form of posters.


Well-known experts...

in the field will present lectures in the following areas:

  • fundamentals of plasma physics,
  • plasma sources,
  • thermal and low pressure plasmas,
  • atomic processes,
  • electron kinetics,
  • diagnostics and plasma spectroscopy,
  • modeling,
  • plasma-surface interactions,...


Venue: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany



Organisation of the Summer School

The 24th Summer School (2020) on plasma physics is organized by Richard Engeln and Ana Sobota from the TU Eindhoven (link to PMP and EPG).






Please follow the Registration link to register for the summer school 2020. Registration for the summer school is possible from March 1st, 2020 until July 15th, 2020. You can find the program here.

For more details concerning the registration, see Registration.


Forthcoming Dates 

  • 2020
    School: October 3rd to 8th
    Master Class: October 8th to 10th
  • 2021:
    School: October 2nd to 7th
    Master Class: October 7th to 9th