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PlasmaSurf Summer Course 2022

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

The PlasmaSurf was such a turbulent experience in the field of plasma physics! From July 10 to July 15, 2022 we were given the chance to attend the Plasmasurf summer school, held in Lisbon, Portugal and focused on the compelling fields of Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion and Intense Laser Physics. 17 participants joined from 11 different countries and different study backgrounds.

The event included engaging lectures, a simple remote practical laboratory, and exciting outdoor activities. It was a fantastic chance to get to know other fellow students and learn about many opportunities of research and open study positions in the field of plasma physics. The event covered a wide range of subjects in plasma physics, including fusion plasmas, low-temperature plasmas, lasers, and plasmas in space. Major importance was given to the research opportunities in each of these study areas. Additionally, at the end of the summer school we analyzed data from Microwave Plasma Cavity and Langmuir Probe.

The outdoor activities were truly amazing. Everyday we got to take lessons of different unconventional sports, such as kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, and mountain boarding. Those were set in such a wonderful setting as the nature in the surroundings of Lisbon.

We accommodated in a comfortable hostel, with a magnificent view of the bridge “Ponte 25 de Abril” which crosses the “Tago River” and of the city of Lisbon.

The Plasmasurf was hosted by the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear and Instituto Superior Técnico, in partnership with Fusenet. Moreover, a tour of the Instituto Superior Técnico was given at the end of this magnificent event.

We want to deeply thank Fusenet for giving us the chance to attend such an amazing event in such a fascinating field of research as the physics of plasma.