Upcoming Events

Richard van de Sanden

Colloquium: Plasma non-equilibrium at work: key to success of energy technologies?

Richard van de Sanden is the Director of the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), seeking to build the interdisciplinary networks capable of solving the score of the scientific questions involved. His research efforts are focused on two themes: solar fuels for sustainable energy storage and transport, and fusion as a clean, safe and inexhaustible power source.

AOP 2017

AOP 2017

The III International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics (AOP 2017) will be held in Faro, Portugal, from the 8th to the 12th of May 2017. It will be the major optics conference in Portugal next year and one of the most important at world level, aiming at discuss the recent progress and to establish a view on the future of all fields of optics and photonics.

ICPIG 2017

ICPIG 2017

The International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG), has been since 1953 the forum for discussion of nearly all fields in plasma science, covering both modelling and experiments. The XXXIII edition of ICPIG, to be held in Lisbon from 9 to 14th of July 2017, is a natural continuation of the last three editions held Belfast (UK, 2011), Granada (Spain, 2013) and Iasi (Romania, 2015).

Past Events

EPS 2015

EPS 2015

This conference continues a series of plasma physics conferences organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) covering the wide field of plasma physics, from nuclear fusion research to low temperature plasmas, as well as space and astrophysical plasmas.



Nuclear instrumentation and measurement methods in nuclear environments are key aspects that contribute to the quality of scientific programmes in the fields of physics, energy, the fuel cycle and waste management. Furthermore, measurements relying on nuclear physics now play an important role in various fields of application such as biology, medicine and the environment.

ICPP 2014

ICPP 2014

The International Conference on Plasma Physics (ICPP 2014) took place in Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal. The scope of ICPP is to discuss the recent progress and to establish a view of the future of Plasma Science.


20th European Fusion Physics Workshop

The 20th European Fusion Physics Workshop (EFPW20) took place from 3 to 5 December 2012 at the Hotel Vila Galé in Ericeira, Portugal, and was hosted by the Association EURATOM - Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The title of the workshop was "Power Exhaust in Fusion Devices: from Conventional to Innovative Solutions".


SOFT 2010

The objective of the Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) is to exchange information on design, construction and operation of fusion experiments and on the technology for present fusion machines, the next step and power plants.


7th Real-Time Conference

RT10 is a multidisciplinary conference devoted to the latest developments on real time techniques in the fields of plasma and nuclear fusion, particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics, space science, accelerators, medical physics and any radiation instrumentation.



The first topical Workshop on "Radiation Hardness Measurement, Testing and Materials" – RadHard2010 - was held from 16 to 18 March 2010, at Instituto Superior Técnico. The main purpose of the workshop is bringing the various experts together from all EIRO's and allowing for exchange between them on methodologies and experiences in this specific field, and providing some seeds for future cooperation.


9th International Reflectometry Workshop

The 9th International Reflectometry Workshop for fusion plasma diagnostics was organized in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN) of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The workshop was held in Lisbon, Portugal, at the IST premises from 4th to 6th May 2009.

PlasmaSurf 2016

PlasmaSurf Summer Course 2016

PlasmaSurf is a summer school on plasma physics, intense lasers and nuclear fusion, taylored for BSc/MSc engineering and physics students. It is a great oportunity to get an insight into these topics with a view to a future career, or to complement your curricular training by broadening your knowledge in an exciting area of physics.

24h Crash Course

Crash Course on Parallel Computing for Fusion - 24h Tecnico.ULisboa

The Crash Course on Parallel Computing for Fusion - 24h Tecnico.ULisboa is a course intended for Master and PhD students with a fusion-relevant study topic, that have some previous knowledge on programming but want to learn and increase their skills in advanced computing, in particular parallelisation.

Instituto Superior Técnico

EFTC 2015

The 16th edition of the European Fusion Theory Conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal, between the 5th and the 8th of October of 2015. The aim of the conference is to provide a discussion forum covering all areas of fusion-oriented theoretical activities.