2022 Summer school planning started

After 23 years of successfully running the international school on low temperature plasma physics, one year of online events and one year of break are now behind us. We are now looking forward to the 25th International Plasma School on "Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Basics and Applications" (October 1-5, 2022) and its Master Class “Electric Propulsion” (October 6-8, 2022).

After seventeen realizations in the physics center Bad Honnef (Germany), the school will be held there again. We are optimistic about the realization and will plan generously for room occupancy in order to be prepared for any changes in the COVID-19 situation.


Currently, the program for the upcoming summer school is being generated. More information follow soon.


The RUB team

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 

  Forthcoming Dates 

  • 2022:
    School: October 1st to 6th
    Master Class: October 7th to 8th
  • 2023:
    School: September 30th to October 4th
    Master Class: October 5th to 7th

International Chairman of the Summer School

The International Chairman of the 25th Summer School (2022) on plasma physics are Jan Benedikt and Holger Kersten from CAU Kiel.