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!
Applicants will be informed on the status of their application on February 6th.

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 6, 2023: selection results & registration opening

Additional deadlines (e.g. registration) will be communicated later.


All applications have to be submitted by January 20, 2023. A single PDF document has to be sent to, that consists in:

  • the filled-in two-page document Application Form available here,
  • a letter of support by your supervisor can be added to the document.
Make sure you submit a single PDF document with name of the form: FamilyName_GivenName_Plasmas-LesHouches2023.pdf.

The organisation committee will meet shortly after the application deadline to select the candidates based on merit, gender representation & international balance. All applicants will be informed on their application status by February 6th, 2023.

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).