PHYS-736 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Brunner Stephan, Graves Jonathan

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Fall 2023


Every 2 years


To complete the theoretical knowledge acquired before the graduate studies.


1. Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
2. MHD Equilibrium and Instabilities in Tokamak Plasmas
3. Kinetic Theory of Microinstabilities
4. Introduction to Non-linear Phenomena
5. Kinetic Theory of Macroscopic Instabilities

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basic theoretical knowledge of plasma physics (2nd cycle EPFL or equivalent)


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In the programs

  • Exam form: Multiple (session free)
  • Subject examined: Plasma instabilities
  • Lecture: 36 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 20 Hour(s)
  • Type: optional

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