5th Plasma Basics Course

03 Aug - 08 Aug 2024

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Plasma Basics Course (PBC) is a summer course that introduces a series of lectures on the basics of plasma physics. This course targets the senior BSc and MSc students interested in Plasma Physics. To follow this course, you need to have the basic knowledge of the following subjects: (1) mechanics, (2) electricity, (3) magnetism, and (3) electrodynamics is preferable. The course comes in four full days distributed between 03 Aug 2024 and 08 Aug 2024. This year, the PBC will take place at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Port Saied.


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  • Introduction and plasma nature.
  • Single particle motion with E=0.
  • Single particle motion with E&B ≠ 0.
  • Introduction to plasma theories.
  • Kinetic plasma description.
  • Macroscopic plasma equations (fluid theory).
  • Plasma as a fluid.
  • Waves in plasma.
  • Plasma oscillations.
  • Electron plasma waves.
  • Ion plasma waves in a cold and warm plasma.
  • Electrostatic electron oscillations perpendicular to B.
  • Electrostatic ion waves perpendicular to B.
  • Plasma Instability.
  • The concept of β.
  • Two stream instability.

Feedback of the students


  • Physics students in 3rd or 4th level.
  • Nuclear Engineering students in 3rd, 4th or 5th level.
  • MSc and PhD student in Plasma Physics or any discipline related to plasma.

Registeration fees & Scholarships

  • 1000 EGP
  • We will offer accommodation and meals for 40-50 students, who will be selected to attend the course.


  • 13 Apr 2024 Application open
  • 17 May 2024 Application deadline
  • 21 May 2024 Results
  • 03 Aug 2024 Course starts
  • 08 Aug 2024 Course end

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