Overview (01-05 March 2020)

Spring Plasma School is an annual event sponsored by the Center of Theoretical Physics at the British University in Egypt. It targets BSc and MSc students who are interested in Plasma Physics and its applications. Three days of lectures in the basics of plasma theory, numerics, experiments, and applications. Lecturers of the school come from different areas of research, such as stellar plasma, laser plasma, nuclear fusion, and geothermal energy with international recognition. It is an excellent opportunity for students of physics and nuclear engineering who are expected to graduate in July 2020 and 2021. Students and lectures accommodate the same resort that means open scientific discussions, knowledge transfer, and networking creation at an early stage before graduation. Out of class, students can enjoy social games with others or go hiking in Port Said. Each year 25 students will receive a grant to cover their accommodation and meals for the five days. One day conference: The last day of the school, MSc, Ph.D., and Postdocs can present their work for 20 mins + 10 mins questions. Professors and Ph.D. candidates have the option to attend the conference on the last day.

Lectures

Arrival Departure
10 March 2019 from 10 am 14 March 2019 before 10 am

Time Title Material Speaker
01-Mar-20 Opening & Introduction
12:00 -- 02:00 Registration and check-in rooms
02:00 -- 03:30 Launch
03:30 -- 04:00 Opening(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
04:00 -- 05:00 A journey to mysterious plasma world(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
09:00 -- 10:00 Dinner
02-Mar-20 Fundamentals of Plasma Physics
07:00 -- 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 -- 10:00 Types of plasma and the related force(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
10:00 -- 11:00 Electrostatic(Slides ) ( 1& 2) Mohamed Shihab
11:00 -- 12:00 Mathematical models in plasma physics(Slides ) ( 1& 2) Ibraheem Elkamash
12:00 -- 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 -- 01:30 Magneto-static(Slides ) Mohamed Shihab
01:30 -- 02:30 Quantum-Dense plasma physics(Slides ) ( 1& 2) Mahmoud Afify
02:30 -- 03:30 Laser-induced plasma generation and characterizations(Slides ) ( 1& 2) Walid Tawfik
03:30 -- 05:00 Launch break
05:00 -- 09:00 Group work Python and LaTex(Slides ) Mohamed Ezzat
09:00 -- 10:00 Dinner
03-Mar-20 Basic Concepts & Plasma Applications
07:00 -- 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 -- 09:45 Electromagnetic(Slides ) Mohamed Shihab
09:45 -- 10:30 Atmospheric nonthermal plasma jet and its applications(Slides ) Kamal Hagag
10:30 -- 11:15 Basic waves in plasma(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
11:15 -- 12:00 Electromagnetic waves in plasma(Slides ) Ibraheem Elkamash
12:00 -- 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 -- 01:15 Plasma propulsion technologies(Slides ) Mohamed Abd-Al-Halim
01:15 -- 02:00 Applications of laser-induced plasma(Slides ) Walid Tawfik
02:00 -- 02:45 Plasma in energy research (Fusion and Geothermal)(Slides ) Mohamed Ezzat
02:45 -- 03:30 Plasma instability and the concept of beta(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
03:30 -- 05:00 Launch break
05:00 -- 07:00 Group work - problem solving(Slides ) Organizing Team
07:00 -- 09:00 How to apply for a fellowship (No slides) Mohamed Ezzat
09:00 -- 10:00 Dinner
04-Mar-20 Plasma Applications and Research
07:00 -- 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 -- 10:00 Electrical models of plasma discharges(Slides ) Mohamed Shihab
10:00 -- 11:00 Nonlinearity (from nature to plasma)(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
11:00 -- 12:00 Neutral beam injector for future fusion reactors (Helicon Plasma)(Slides ) Kamal Hagag
12:00 -- 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 -- 01:30 Biomedical applications of atmospheric non-thermal plasma(Slides ) Shaimaa Eldeighdye
01:30 -- 02:30 The cutting edge of plasma physics(Slides ) Mahmoud Afify
02:30 -- 03:30 Plasma and cosmology(Slides ) ( 1& 2) Amr El-Zant
03:30 -- 05:00 Launch break
05:00 -- 06:00 Scientific publications and How to write a research paper(Slides ) Waleed Moslem
09:00 -- 10:00 Dinner
05-Mar-20 The 2nd One Day Plasma Conference (Downstream Researches in Plasma Physics)
09:00 -- 09:30 Plasma flow control(Slides ) ( 1& 2) Deyaa-El-Haq Nabil
09:30 -- 10:00 Dynamical effect of laser bumped electron-hole semiconductor(Slides ) Amany Elgarawany
10:00 -- 10:30 Nonlinear ion acoustic waves in a weakly relativistic plasma(Slides ) Nora Elshafeay
10:30 -- 11:00 Electrostatic waves in an inhomogeneous plasma at Venus(Slides ) Alaa Fayad
11:00 -- 11:30 Nonlinear analysis for ion acoustic waves at Venus ionosphere(Slides ) Faisal Sayed
11:30 -- 12:00 Interaction of injected dust particles with plasma(Slides ) Safaa Hameed
12:00 -- 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 -- 01:00 Characterization of photo-neutrons produced by laser-plasma(Slides ) Eltayeb Hassan
01:00 -- 01:30 Materials engineering challenges in fusion reactors(Slides ) Mohamed Anwar
01:30 -- 02:00 Linear waves and streaming instability in Herbig–Haro object(Slides ) Ahmed Hisham
02:00 -- 04:00 Launch break
09:00 -- 10:00 Dinner
06-Mar-20 Departure before 10 am

Sposnores

BUE-LOGO ICTP-LOGO Humboldt-LOGO

Topics

  1. Introduction to plasma physics.
  2. Plasma in Nuclear Fusion.
  3. Plasma in astrophysics.
  4. Laser-Plasma Interactions.
  5. Plasma formation and diagnoses in lab.
  6. Plasma in drilling for geothermal energy.

Invited speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Walid Tawfik - NILES, Cairo University.
  • A. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Shihab, Tanta University.
  • Dr. Kamal Hagag, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority.
  • Dr. Ibraheem Elkamash, Masnoura University.
  • Dr. Mahmoud Afify, Benha University.

Organizing committee

  • Prof. Dr. Waleed Moslem - British University in Egypt and Port Said University.
  • Prof. Dr. Amr El-Zant - British University in Egypt.
  • MSc. Mohamed Ezzat, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland and Mansoura University.

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • Plasma school alumni can attend, but as a self-fund.

Registeration

  1. Create an account on the registeration portal. (Here)
  2. Login.
  3. Complete your personal data.
  4. Upload the following documents.
    • Motivation letter.
    • Transcript (online transcript is ok and not necesssary to be a hard copy).
    • University card.
    • Recommendation letter (in English).
  5. Submit your application.

Accommodation

  1. Five nights in a shared rooms that includes the meals.
  2. 01.03.2020 check-in available after 10:00 am.
  3. 06.03.2020 check out before 12:00 am.
  4. WIFI is available for 10 L.E from the resort but not recommended, try to rely on your data package.

Registeration Fees & Scholarships

Egyptian (with scholarship) Egyptian (without scholarship) Non-Egyptian
400 EGP 1600 EGP 200 USD*

  1. Egyptian with scholarship: It includes the accommodation and meals.
  2. Egyptian without scholarship: It covers the accommodation and meals.
  3. Non-Egyptians: The registeration does not include the accommodation nor the meals.
  4. Non-Egyptians*: ICTP grant is available to cover the travel expenses and accommodation for students from OAE countries.

Researcher Postdoc and Professors

  1. Attend all the school days: 1600 L.E that covers accommodation and meals.
  2. Attend only the last day conference: 200 L.E that covers registeration fees and meals.