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
“The more you put into teaching, the more you get out”
Paolo Ricci, a physics professor at EPFL for over ten years, is the winner of this year’s "Polysphère d’Or" – an award given by students to honor teaching excellence.
New high-performance computing hub aims to harness the sun's energy
EPFL will soon be home to a European hub for high-performance computing focused on fusion power – a potential source of clean, risk-free energy. As part of this effort, EPFL’s Swiss Plasma Center will lead a campus-wide, cross-disciplinary research team.
Joaquim Loizu granted the IUPAP 2020 Prize in plasma physics
Joaquim Loizu, a researcher at EPFL’s Swiss Plasma Center, is the recipient of IUPAP’s (International Union of pure and applied physics) 2020 Young Scientist Prize in plasma physics. This prize is awarded annually to a young international scientist for outstanding research.
The last 5 papers of the Swiss Plasma Center
Experimental validation of an integrated modelling approach to neutron emission studies at JETNuclear Fusion. 2021-12-01. Vol. 61, num. 12, p. 126030. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/ac3021.
Interpretation of electromagnetic modes in the sub-TAE frequency range in JET plasmas with elevated monotonic q-profilesPhysics Of Plasmas. 2021-10-01. Vol. 28, num. 10, p. 102511. DOI : 10.1063/5.0057844.
Investigation of the density shoulder formation by using self-consistent simulations of plasma turbulence and neutral kinetic dynamicsNuclear Fusion. 2021-12-01. Vol. 61, num. 12, p. 126029. DOI : 10.1088/1741-4326/ac30c9.
Laser photo-detachment combined with Langmuir probe in magnetized electronegative plasma: how the probe size affects the plasma dynamic?Plasma Sources Science & Technology. 2021-11-01. Vol. 30, num. 11, p. 115005. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6595/ac2d53.
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