40th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

The local organizing committee, tired but happy, would like to finish this activity with sincere thanks to both the Programme Committee and our generous sponsors:

  • Aalto University for the wonderful venue at very affordable price
  • The City of Espoo for keeping the Cultural Center open for a very nice reception
  • Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) for practically free bus tickets for our delegates
  • Federation of Finnish Learned societies for a grant to cover expenses for prize winners
  • PPCF for helping us with the expenses related to publishing the invited contributions.

Finally, we wish to thank all the participants for coming and making the 40th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics such a success!

See you all in Berlin, June 23rd—27th 2014!


4th July 17 footballers and a couple of fans gathered to Otaniemi Stadium on a hot Wednesday afternoon when South took on North. The audience got to witness plenty of beautiful passing, excellent goalkeeping, and well-taken goals in a match that North won with the slenderest of margins. Most importantly, everyone present had a good time.
3rd July About 300 official EPS 2013 photos can be purchased on memory stick.
2st July The bus transportation to the excrusions to Suomenlinna and Haltia leave at 13:15.
1st July The draft version of the proceedings is available on-line.
1st July Lunch Women in Plasma Physics is organized on Tuesday.
27th June On Monday morning there will be conference personell both at the Kamppi bus terminal and at the Dipoli bus stop to guide you finding the right bus.
24th June The slides for oral presentations can be sent by e-mail to eps2013-slidesA famous symbolaalto.fi or delivered in person to the speaker's room. In any case, please include the presentation code and presenting author last name in the file name.
17th June The paper submission is open.
31st May The poster printing service is now open: Have your poster delivered directly to Dipoli.

Photo of awardees

The 2013 Hannes Alfvén Price was awarded to Prof. Miklos Porkolab (MIT) for his seminal contributions to the physics of plasma waves and his key role in the development of fusion energy.

The 2013 EPS Plasma Physics Division PhD Research Awards were awarded to

  • Elena Nedanovska, for her thesis "Thomson scattering from technological plasmas" (QUB, UK),
  • Frederico Fiúza, for his thesis "Multi-scale PIC modeling of high energy density scenarios: from laboratory to astrophysics" (IST/GoLP, PT),
  • István Pusztai, for his thesis "Turbulent and neoclassical transport in tokamak plasmas" (Chalmers, SE), and
  • Lidia Piron, for her thesis “Improved feedback control of MHD instabilities and error fields in reversed-field pinch and tokamak” (Padua, IT).

The 2013 Plasma Physics Innovation Prize of the European Physical Society was not awarded.

Image of the participants from Hall 1 on Monday just before lunch