15th Kudowa Summer School
“Towards fusion energy”
Virtual Edition

29th June – 3rd July 2020

Organized by

Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion – IPPLM

The Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IPPLM, Poland) is organizing the 15th Kudowa Summer School – Virtual Edition, 29th June – 3rd July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school will be organized remotely via Zoom videoconference system.

The IPPLM carries out basic plasma physics studies and its implementation in the area of magnetic confinement fusion, inertial confinement fusion, and pulsed high power technology. Most research and technology related projects are run within two divisions, namely the Division of Laser Plasma (including the High Power Laser Laboratory) and the Division of Magnetised Plasma utilizing the PF-1000 device. Moreover, the Laboratory of Plasma Space Propulsion conducts its activities related to plasma thrusters within the IPPLM structure.

Purpose of the School

The school aims to provide courses on various aspects of fusion energy, plasma experiments and technology for young scientists from different countries. The lectures will be conducted by specialists with superb qualifications.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Basic plasma and fusion energy
  • Tokamaks and Stellarators
  • Plasma focus and Z-pinches
  • Electric Propulsion systems
  • Plasma-diagnostics and technology

Important dates:

30th June: Start of the school
2nd July: End of the school
4th October: Deadline for paper submission

The total fee, which includes on-line participation and conference gifts is PLN 300. Students from European institutions are encouraged to apply for funding individually through FuseNet.

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: 15 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: