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Conferences and Meetings on Plasma and Gas-discharge Physics offers, as part of our business activities, a directory of upcoming scientific and technical meetings. The calendar is published for the convenience of conference participants and we strive to support conference organisers who need to publish their upcoming events. Although great care is being taken to ensure the correctness of all entries, we cannot accept any liability that may arise from the presence, absence or incorrectness of any particular information on this website. Always check with the meeting organiser before making arrangements to participate in an event!

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1.EWCPS 2015 — European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2015
 Dates 22 Feb 2015 → 26 Feb 2015
[ID=570156] Go to top of page
 LocationMünster, Germany
 Abstract The Conference will bring together international scientists experienced in applications, instrumentation, and theory in an informal setting to examine recent progress in the field. The conference will focus on the major topics in analytical plasma spectrochemistry, such as: fundamentals and instrumentation, sample introduction techniques into plasma, hyphenated techniques using plasma sources for detection, stable isotope analysis, laser ablation and elemental imaging, elemental speciation, applications of plasma spectrometry, quality control and validation methods.
 Topics ICP-MS, ICP-OES, Plasma spectrochemistry, hyphenated techniques, HPLC-ICP-MS, laser ablation, LA-ICP-MS, speciation analysis
 Contact Dr. Michael Sperling (Co-chair) , University of Münster, Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry ; Phone: [+49 (251) 980 2680]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Analytical Chemistry; Photochemistry and Spectroscopy
2.Gordon Research Conference — Gaseous Ions - Structures, Energetics & Reactions
 Dates 22 Feb 2015 → 27 Feb 2015
[ID=648115] Go to top of page
 LocationGalveston, United States
 Abstract Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics & Reactions   February 22-27, 2015 Hotel Galvez Galveston, TX   Chair: Mark A. Johnson Vice Chair: Julia Laskin
3.Workshop — Sunspot formation: theory, simulations and observations
 Dates 09 Mar 2015 → 13 Mar 2015
[ID=692842] Go to top of page
 LocationNordita, Stockholm, Sweden
 Organizer Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita)
 Abstract Scientific recording of sunspots started with Galileo in 1609. Since Hale (1908) we know that sunspots are strong concentrations of magnetic field of up to 4000 gauss. They could be formed by subsurface magnetic flux tubes piercing the surface. Meanwhile, numerical simulations by many different groups suggest that strong magnetic fields could be generated in the bulk of the convection zone. This would mean that sufficiently strong magnetic fields may be generated not far from the surface. However, at the surface the magnetic field appears to be strongly concentrated into only a few isolated spots - in stark contrast to the more diffuse magnetic field beneath the surface. This is still a mystery.
 Related subject(s) Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
4. 7th International Symposium on Advanced Plasma Science and Its Applications for Nitrides and Nanomaterials / 8th International Conference on Plasma Nanotechnology and Science (ISPlasma2015 / IC-PLANTS2015)
 Dates 09 Mar 2015 → 14 Mar 2015
[ID=623378] Go to top of page
 LocationNagoya, Japan
 Related subject(s) Nanoscale Particles, Colloids and Emulsions
5.Joint ICTP-IAEA Advanced School and Workshop on Modern Methods in Plasma Spectroscopy
 Dates 16 Mar 2015 → 27 Mar 2015
[ID=653393] Go to top of page
 LocationTrieste, Italy
 Abstract The purpose of the School and Workshop is to bring early career and established scientists together to learn about and review new developments in diagnostics techniques and theoretical analysis tools and discuss the needs of future development in plasma spectroscopic methods. The Advanced School in the first week is to train early career scientists in current experimental techniques and theoretical tools including some widely used analysis codes. The Workshop in the second week is to review current plasma diagnostics techniques and spectroscopic modeling employed for laser-produced plasmas, pulsed power, magnetic fusion, industrial and astrophysical plasmas, and to discuss future work on modern plasma spectroscopic methods.
 Topics Plasma diagnostics, plasma spectroscopy, atomic structure and collisions, population kinetics, collisional-radiative modeling, spectral line shapes, radiation transport, fusion plasma, astrophysical plasma, laboratory plasma.
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics
6.7th International Symposium on Advanced Plasma Science and Its Applications for Nitrides and Nanomaterials / 8th International Conference on Plasma Nanotechnology and Science
 Dates 26 Mar 2015 → 31 Mar 2015
[ID=642164] Go to top of page
 LocationNagoya, Japan
 Related subject(s) Microtechnology, Nanotechnology
7.42nd IOP Plasma Physics Group Conference
 Dates 30 Mar 2015 → 02 Apr 2015
[ID=672745] Go to top of page
 LocationMilton Keynes, United Kingdom
 Abstract This conference covers all disciplines, including Magnetic and Inertial confinement fusion, Astrophysical Plasmas, Low Density and Technological/Industrial Plasmas, High Energy Density and Laser Plasmas, Dusty and Complex plasmas, Plasma Surface interactions, Plasma Applications including Medical applications and Plasma diagnostics.

There will be a general outreach event during the meeting that celebrates plasmas and the international year of light.

8.Complex Systems of Charged Particles and their Interaction with Electromagnetic Radiation
 Dates 08 Apr 2015 → 10 Apr 2015
[ID=685019] Go to top of page
 LocationMoscow, Russia
 Related subject(s) Optics and Lasers
 Dates 13 Apr 2015 → 17 Apr 2015
[ID=612758] Go to top of page
 LocationKochi (Cochin), India
 Abstract 7th International Conference on the Frontiers of Plasma Physics and Technology” is being organized in Kochi, India during 13-17 April 2015. This is the seventh conference in the series and the earlier conferences were held in India (Bangalore-2002 and Goa-2005), Thailand (Bangkok-2007), Nepal (Kathmandu-2009), Singapore (2011) and Gaborone (Botswana).
 Topics Fundamental plasmas, Innovative trends in Applications and Technologies, Advances in Nuclear energy
 Contact Prof. Tara Desai; Email:
10.ASTRONUM 2015: the 10th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows
 Start date08 Jun 2015
[ID=697331] Go to top of page
 LocationAvignon, France
 Related subject(s) Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology; Modeling and Simulation
11.Serbian Conference on Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics
 Start date15 Jun 2015
[ID=666158] Go to top of page
 LocationSrebrno jezero, Serbia
 Related subject(s) Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology; Atomic and Molecular Physics
12.Program — Origin, Evolution, and Signatures of Cosmological Magnetic Fields
 Dates 15 Jun 2015 → 10 Jul 2015
[ID=600701] Go to top of page
 LocationNordita, Stockholm, Sweden
 Organizer Nordita, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
 Topics Observations, observational tools, prospects, MHD in cosmology and origin of Magnetic Fields, Magnetized structures.
 Related subject(s) Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology; Courses and Events for Physics Students
13.EPS 2015 — European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics
 Dates 22 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015
[ID=685093] Go to top of page
 LocationLisbon, Portugal
 Abstract This conference continues a series of plasma physics conferences organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) covering the wide field from nuclear fusion research to the low temperature plasmas, as well as space and astrophysical plasmas.
 Related subject(s) Optics and Lasers; Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
14.AVIATION 2020 — 46th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
 Dates 22 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015
[ID=697033] Go to top of page
 LocationDallas, United States
 Organizer American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
 Abstract The Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference addresses current basic and applied research in the areas of plasmadynamics, lasers, electromagnetics, diagnostics, and related topics in nonequilibrium reacting flows. Supported by: Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee
 Related subject(s) Aviation & Spaceflight; Optics and Lasers
15.ISPC 22 — 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry
 Dates 05 Jul 2015 → 10 Jul 2015
[ID=568199] Go to top of page
 LocationAntwerp, Belgium
 Abstract ISPC is a major bi-annual international conference with topics encompassing the whole area of plasma chemistry and processing science. The aim of the symposium is to present and discuss the recent progress in plasma chemistry and its many applications. The symposium will include plenary lectures, invited and contributed oral presentations and poster sessions. The whole area of plasma processing from fundamentals to applications will be covered.
 Topics 1) Plasma Fundamentals, Diagnostics, and Modelling 2) Non-equilibrium Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Processes 3) Microdischarges and Microplasmas 4) Plasma Sources Design and Characterization 5) Plasma-aided Micro- & Nano-fabrication 6) Plasma Spray and Thermal Plasma Processing 7) Plasma Medicine 8) Polymers for Biomedical Applications 9) Plasma Deposition and Treatment of Polymers 10) Plasma-Assisted Combustion and Aerodynamics 11) Plasmas in Liquids 12) Plasmas in Renewable Energies and Environmental Control 13) Clusters, Particles and Powders
 Contact Prof. dr. Annemie Bogaers, University of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry; Phone: [+32-3-265.23.77]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Chemical Engineering
16.Program — Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas
 Dates 27 Jul 2015 → 21 Aug 2015
[ID=692882] Go to top of page
 LocationNordita, Stockholm, Sweden
 Organizer Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita)
 Abstract Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental multi­scale plasma process responsible for plasma transport, plasma heating and acceleration of energetic particles in many astrophysical environments, ranging from planetary magnetospheres and solar wind to solar flares, accretion disk corona, and other astrophysical plasmas. The major goal of this program is to increase the knowledge about the magnetic reconnection process in astrophysical plasma environments based on synergies between the studies of magnetic reconnection remotely, in situ, in numerical simulations and in laboratories.
 Related subject(s) Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
17.12th Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics
 Dates 24 Aug 2015 → 04 Sep 2015
[ID=683550] Go to top of page
 LocationKU Leuven, Belgium
 Abstract The Carolus Magnus Summer School is primarily intended for Ph.D students as well as for undergraduate students who will become Ph.D students after the present academic year. Experienced scientists who, coming from other disciplines, recently entered the fields of plasma physics or nuclear fusion will also benefit from the school that will provide an overview of the various interconnected research domains. The Carolus Magnus Summer School does not only teach fusion basics, it also describes the latest developments on the way to the fusion power plant.
 Related subject(s) Courses and Events for Physics Students; Training in Nuclear Technology
18.PLASMA 2015 — International Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas
 Dates 07 Sep 2015 → 11 Sep 2015
[ID=660853] Go to top of page
 LocationWarsaw, Poland
 Contact Email:
19.GEC16 — 69th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
 Dates 10 Oct 2015 → 15 Oct 2015
[ID=685881] Go to top of page
 LocationBochum, Germany
20.DPP15 — 57th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
 Dates 16 Nov 2015 → 20 Nov 2015
[ID=362606] Go to top of page
 LocationSavannah, GA, United States
21.2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
 Dates 10 Jan 2016 → 16 Jan 2016
[ID=651757] Go to top of page
 LocationTucson, United States
 Abstract The 2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is the 19th in a series of biennial meetings that features developments in plasma spectrochemical analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) discharges with atomic and mass spectrometry, and by dc plasma, microwave plasma, glow discharge, and laser sources. Over 300 oral and poster presentations will be made with more than 500 international participants.  More than 50 preconference professional training short courses will be offered, and a three-day exhibition of spectroscopic instrumentation and accessories will be held. Four special topic workshops, four afternoon poster sessions, and six unique Heritage Lectures will be presented. Call for preliminary contributed titles and short abstracts and early bird registration deadline is July 10, 2015.
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics
22.SPPT — 27th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology
 Dates 20 Jun 2016 → 23 Jun 2016
[ID=634758] Go to top of page
 LocationPrague, Czech Republic
 Abstract The Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology has a long tradition and is usually held biennially. This will be the 27th Symposium. It was originally founded for the presentation of results of the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (IPP CAS) in 1967. Since 1969 it has gradually become a Czechoslovak forum in this branch and many famous foreign scientists have made presentations. Since 1993 it has been held in co-operation with the Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (FEE CTU) in Prague. Last symposia were granted the label European Physical Society Sponsored Conference. Since 2000 the SPPT participants had the possibility to offer their original papers based on the SPPT contributions for publication in various journals (Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, European Physical Journal D, Acta Technica), since 2012 Acta Polytechnica and Plasma Physics and Technology. The symposium is of the European importance. There will be about 150-200 participants.
 Topics Tokamaks and other magnetic confinement devices, Short lived plasmas (plasma focus, z-pinch, particle beam – plasma interaction, X-ray sources), Laser plasma, Non-equilibrium low temperature plasma, Thermal plasmas, Plasma in technology, biology and medicine, Fundamental plasma physics, Plasma theory and simulation
 Contact Jan Pichal; Email:
23.DPP16 — 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
 Dates 31 Oct 2016 → 04 Nov 2016
[ID=540933] Go to top of page
 LocationSan Jose, California, United States
24.DPP17 — 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
 Dates 23 Oct 2017 → 27 Oct 2017
[ID=628603] Go to top of page
 LocationMilwaukee, WI, United States
25.DPPGEC17 — 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
 Dates 05 Nov 2018 → 09 Nov 2018
[ID=685949] Go to top of page
 LocationPortland, OR, United States

Last updated: 25 January 2015