History and scope

The IOP Plasma Physics Group supports plasma researchers across all the relevant science frontiers: from fusion (magnetic and laser) to astrophysics, encompassing technical applications (power generation, industrial processes, plasma medicine) and fundamental theory (kinetic waves, ultra-relativistic dynamics, radiation processes). 

The group was formed in 1968, since then it has been actively promoting the study of plasmas throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and initiatives across the broad range of plasmas in science and engineering. In conjunction with the UKAEA the Group each year offers a prize for the best thesis in plasma physics submitted at a UK or Irish university.

The Plasma Physics Group has strong common interests with the Computational Physics Group, the Atomic and Molecular Interactions Group, the Molecular Physics Group, the QQQ Group, and other learned or professional bodies.

The spring conference welcomes papers from the fusion, laser, technological and astrophysical communities, and encourages a diverse science and engineering community to gather for an inspirational exchange of ideas from workers at the forefront of progress. 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]:
    26 January 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    28 February 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    26 March 2018

Latest news

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the conference has moved to the Peter Froggatt Centre, QUB. There will no longer be any conference related activities taking place in the South Dining Hall or Larmor Lecture Theatre. (updated 03.04.2018)

  • Tickets are now available for the Public Outreach Lecture. (updated 04.04.2018)