Swiss Plasma Center
The Swiss Plasma Center is one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories.
Fusion is based on the principle that powers the Sun and it has the potential to provide a solution to humanity’s energy problem.
Through a wide range of research programs, all connected to education and training at different levels, we work to advance our understanding of the physics of plasmas and develop fusion as an energy source.
SPC Research Lines
The Swiss Plasma Center conducts a comprehensive research programme organised in six research lines: Plasma Theory, Basic Plasma Physics, TCV Tokamak Physics, International Collaborations, Superconductivity for Fusion, and Plasma Applications
The Swiss Plasma Center is committed to preparing the next generations of fusion scientists and engineers. We provide education in Physics for students of all levels (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral School) and various sections. We are continuously training around 40 PhD students.
The Swiss Plasma Center conducts a variety of outreach initiatives, encompassing visits of the Center, conferences given on-site or outside, as well as the publication of printed or electronic documents for the general public
Prof. Paolo Ricci promoted to Full Professor
At its meeting of 20-21 September 2023, the ETH Board has promoted Prof. Paolo Ricci to Full Professor at the School of Basic Sciences (SB).
Ambrogio Fasoli appointed Programme Manager of EUROfusion
The Swiss Plasma Center at EPFL is pleased to share that its Director, Professor Ambrogio Fasoli, has been elected as the new Programme Manager Elect by the EUROfusion General Assembly in their recent quarterly meeting. This appointment follows a rigorous selection process that attests to Professor Fasoli's notable qualifications and extensive experience in the field. (See also the original news from EUROfusion)
Jon Graves appointed Editor-in-Chief of a plasma and fusion journal
The Swiss Plasma Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Graves as the new Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, a major scientific journal. (See also the original news from the Journal)
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
Feasibility of the EDICAM camera for runaway electron detection in JT-60SA disruptionsFusion Engineering And Design. 2023-10-01. Vol. 195, p. 113940. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2023.113940.
Experimental and numerical investigations of electron transport enhancement by electron-cyclotron plasma-wave interaction in tokamaksPlasma Physics And Controlled Fusion. 2023-10-01. Vol. 65, num. 10, p. 104001. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6587/acf39c.
How accurate are flux-tube (local) gyrokinetic codes in modeling energetic particle effects on core turbulence?Nuclear Fusion. 2023-10-01. Vol. 63, num. 10, p. 106012. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/acf1b0.
Locked mode detection during error field identification studiesFusion Engineering And Design. 2023-10-01. Vol. 195, p. 113957. DOI : 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2023.113957.
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