Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science

The 20th Israeli Conference on Plasma Science and Applications - 29 January 2018

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Location & Arrival

Tel Aviv University, Room 011 of the Engineering Studies Classroom Building.

The location of the Engineering Studies Classroom Building may be see on the campus map. It is on the right side of the map, adjacent to Gate 17 (after entering via Gate 17 and walking north, in the direction of center campus, it is the 1st building on the right side).

There is no parking on-campus, and the parking near the campus is generally very difficult. There are pay parking lots adjacent to the campus. The closest is the “Social Work” parking lot, shown on the campus map as George Wise Car Park – East. There is currently ongoing construction in this lot, and it fills up early. Probably the best bet is Smolarz Parking (to the west of Gate 17 and the Social Work School). Cost is NIS 24/day.

It is preferable to arrive via public transportation:


The campus is served by numerous bus routes, listed below according to the two main bus companies, Egged and Dan.

Egged routes: 271, 572, 274.

Dan routes:  7, 13, 25, 54, 127, 24, 289, 6.

(Bus schedules and routes are subject to change. Please check with the bus companies for the latest information.)


The University Railway Station is within walking distance from campus (on its southeast flank), or you can catch Dan routes 7, 45 and 127 to the station.

Click here for a detailed train schedule.


  • January 9, 2018 - Deadline for abstract submission
  • January 18, 2018 - Notification of acceptance
  • January 25, 2018 - Registration deadline
  • January 29, 2018 - The conference commences

Scientific program

The conference program is available on-line (updated: 21 January 2018).

Topic categories

  • Basic Plasma Physics
  • Beams and Coherent Radiation
  • Inertial Confinement  and High Energy Density Plasmas
  • Laser-Matter Interactions
  • Magnetic Confinement
  • Plasma Diagnostics
  • Plasma Sources and Technology
  • Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

 Abstract submission

It is recommended to submit extended abstracts using this template. Shorter non-template abstracts are also acceptable. The abstracts should be written in English and submitted in both MS-Word and PDF formats by e-mail to Igal Kronhaus and CC'd to Yakov Krasik, with indication of the preferred session type (oral or poster) and underlining the speaker's name.


Conference registration is free due to the generosity of our sponsors. However, you must pre-register by 09:00 Thursday 25 January to insure that we will have a badge, program/abstract book, refreshments, and lunch for you. You must register even if you already submitted an abstract.

Pre-register by sending an email to with “registration” in the subject line. The body of the message should include two lines:

  1. Your name in English (first, family), as you want it to appear on your badge.
  2. Your affiliation in English, as you want it to appear on your badge. Please, write out your institutional name in full – no abbreviations.

Presentation guidelines

To make the conference run smoothly and enjoyable by everyone, all presenters are urged to follow the guidelines.

Student competition

The Samuel Goldsmith Student Prize will be awarded to the best student presentation. Students who desire that their papers be considered for the prize should so indicate in their email message.


IPSTA is affiliated with the Israel Vacuum Society.

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