Plasmas in Extreme Environments:

from Astrophysics to the Laboratory

Doctoral Training School, May 1 - 12, 2023 Les Houches School of Physics, France

Applications are now closed, and all applicants should have been informed of their application status.
Registration to the school will open soon.

Overview & Objectives

This school, the 6th session in a series organized at l'Ecole de Physique des Houches since 2011, is intended as a 11 day long doctoral training program on plasma physics. It will cover the basics of the theory and simulation of plasmas. Space, astrophysical as well as laboratory plasmas will be considered with a special emphasis on the timely topic of plasmas under extreme conditions as found e.g. in the interior of planets, in the most violent astrophysical environments, or created using extreme-light lasers.

The school is intended for PhD students, highly motivated Master students and young postdocs.

Link to previous editions (the 2021 edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic):


The Ecole de Physique des Houches was founded in 1951 a few kilometers from the village of Les Houches, in the French Alps. Since then, it has attracted world-renowned scientists and students, bringing them together in a particularly welcoming environment for the study of advanced physics.

Important dates

  • January 20, 2023: deadline for application
  • February 9, 2023: selection results announced
  • Early March 2023: registration will open

Additional deadlines will be communicated later.


Applications are now closed and selection results have been announced.

Registration fees

The school fees will cover all local expenses (accomodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the school for the entire duration of the school, including the week-end). The total fees will be announced soon. They will not exceed 600€ (inc. VAT).

School Partners & Financial Support

The school is hosted by the Ecole de Physique des Houches. We thank our partners for financial support: the CNRS Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers through its National Programs PNHE (Hautes Energies), PNST (Soleil-Terre), PNPS (Physique Stellaire) and PNP (Planétologie); the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA/DAM); the Ecole Universitaire de Recherche PLASMAScience (Institut Polytechnique de Paris); the Initiative Physique des Infinis (Sorbonne Université); the Laboratoire d'Excellence Physique Atomes Lumière Matière (Université Paris Saclay); the Plas@Par Federation (Sorbonne Université); and the Groupement de Recherche LEPICE (Lasers énergétiques et intenses et plasmas sous conditions extrêmes).