As over 99% of the universe is in a plasma state, plasma physics is a fundamental subject underpinning many wide research areas such as astrophysics, space physics, laboratory ionised gases and controlled thermonuclear fusion. On a more technologically applied front, plasma physics research has a strong footing in spacecraft propulsion technology (such as ion thrusters), plasma televisions and electronic chip manufacturing (such as computer processors).

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Current Research

The group is actively engaged in both experimental and theoretical aspects of research including; fundamental plasma physics, generation of plasma waves for charged particle acceleration, dusty plasmas and controlled thermonuclear fusion. Find out more about our research.

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PhD Open Day


PhD Opportunities

Information for applicants:

Please contact Dr Paulo Ceppi for general queries and advice for contacting potential PhD supervisors.

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Contact Us

General queries may be directed to:

Tel: +44 (0)207 594 7396

Room 729, Department of Physics,
The Blackett Laboratory, 
Imperial College London,
Prince Consort Road,

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