Head High Energy Density
Phone: +49 351 260 2462

Plasma Physics course

TU Dresden

Lecturer: Katerina Falk

Summer semester April – July 2019

  • Time: Wednesday, 6 DS (16:40 – 18:10)
  • Duration: 1 DS (1.5 hours)
  • Location: SE2/201/H

Course description:

This course will provide the 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 will also provide 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.

Previous knowledge:

Electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, basic atomic physics




Course material (please click link)

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Contact: Dr. Katerina Falk


Dr. Katerina Falk

Head High Energy Density
Phone: +49 351 260 2462