17th Kudowa Summer School “Towards Fusion Energy”

 3rd-7th June 2024, Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

organized by the Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IPPLM)

Are you a master’s or PhD student passionate about fusion and plasma physics research? The 17th Kudowa Summer School is your gateway to a world of cutting-edge knowledge and collaboration.

About the event:

The Kudowa Summer School, organized biennially by the Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, is a prestigious gathering for enthusiasts entering the realms of fusion and plasma physics research. In 2024, we are thrilled to invite you to Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland, from June 3rd to 7th.

What to expect:

  • Diverse Topics: Immerse yourself in a comprehensive exploration of plasma physics research, including:
    • Basic plasma and fusion energy
    • Tokamaks and stellarators
    • Plasma focus and Z-pinches
    • Plasma diagnostics and technology
    • Space plasma and electric propulsion
    • Laser plasma
  • International Community: Join fellow students and researchers not only from Europe but also from different corners of the world. This is an unparalleled opportunity to connect, collaborate, and expand your network.

Target audience:

The school caters to a broad audience, including:

  • Bachelor’s and master’s students in physics-related disciplines.
  • Engineering students focusing on energy and cutting-edge technologies.
  • PhD students and young scientists involved in advancing nuclear fusion for energy production.

Program highlights:

  • Expert Lectures: Learn from world-renowned experts in fusion physics through engaging lectures.
  • Research Presentations and Discussions: Present your research findings, participate in discussions, and share experiences.
  • Thematic Focus: Delve into research on fusion energy, plasma experiments, plasma diagnostics, and fusion technology.

Important dates:

30 November 2023First Announcement
7 December 2023Start of Registration
18 December 2023Abstract submission open
1 February 2024Second Announcement
12 March 2024Deadline for Abstract submission (extended)
14 March 2024Deadline for Early Registration
4 April 2024Final Announcement
11 April 2024Deadline for Registration
15 April 2024Confirmation of Participation
26 April 2024Deadline for fee payment
May 2024Start of the article submission
3 June 2024Start of the School
November 2024End of the article submission

All articles be will invited for submission to the Fusion Science and Technology (FST) journal as a special issue. More information is in the Paper Submission page.

Fee and payment:

The total fee, which includes full board, lodging, lecture notes, social programme (welcome reception, excursion and official dinner) is PLN 4000. The reduced fee for early bird registration is 3500 PLN.

The school fee should be paid by bank transfer to the following bank account:
Bank PEKAO S.A. Oddział Warszawa,
BIC code: PKOPPLPW, IBAN code:

PL 78 1240 6003 1111 0000 4944 6179

Account Owner: IFPILM, Variable symbol: 17th Kudowa School.

The payment of the registration fee must be free of bank charges to the receiver, i.e. all bank charges for effecting the
international money transfer must be met by the remitter, including those imposed by the beneficiary’s agents
Bank Pekao SA. This must be explicitly stated when authorizing the international money transfer order. A copy of
the money transfer should be sent by e-mail to: