Plasma Physics course

TU Dresden

Lecturer: Dr. Katerina Falk

Summer semester April – July 2020

  • Time: Wednesday, 2 DS (9:40 – 10:50)
  • Duration: 1 DS (1.5 hours)
  • Location: SE2/201/H

Course description:

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 in the Summer Semester 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:

Previous knowledge:

Electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, basic atomic physics



Website (TU Dresden)

Course material

Plasma Physics Lecture Course K.Falk ©Copyright: Dr. Falk, Katerina

Contact: Dr. Katerina Falk