TU Dresden | Sommersemester 2020 2020 Plasmaphysik

Plasma Physics


Mittwoch, 2. DS (9h20-10h50), SE2/201


Dr. Katerina Falk


Course material and furhter information can be found on the HZDR website:



Course descirption:

This course provides a detailed description of the basic principles in Plasma Physics including the charge shielding, propagation of electromagnetic radiation on plasmas, waves in plasma, thermodynamic and electromagnetic properties, an introduction to kinetic theory and basic magneto-hydrodynamics. It also gives an overview of applications of Plasma Physics such as fusion energy, astrophysical plasmas and laboratory astrophysics, plasma x-ray spectroscopy, plasma accelerators. It should serve as a good pre-requisite or complementary course to the Warm Dense Matter course given by Dr. D. Kraus and Physics of Particle Accelerators taught by Prof. U. Schramm. The contents is suitable for advanced bachelor students, Masters and PhD students with no background in Plasma Physics. The lecture course also includes guest lectures on Laboratory Astrophysics, X-ray spectroscopy and Particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. This course counts towards qualification requirements for PhD students.
The course will be taught remotely online during the COVID-19 closure during the Summer Term 2020. All materials for the course will be available online on OPAL and on the HZDR website listed below. If you wish to attend the course, please email the lecturer to enroll: k.falk@hzdr.de.

Previous knowledge: Electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, basic atomic physics

Language: English

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