The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR

20th summer training course SUMTRAIC 2024

IPP is happy to announce the opening of the call for application in its 20th summer training course (SUMTRAIC 2024) which will take place from Monday, August 26th to Friday, September 6th 2024.

During the two-week event, participants will be paired with one or two other participants. Each group will be assigned a fusion-oriented topic linked to actual research conducted at IPP. This topic may be related to actual data collected during the past 10 years of operation of the COMPASS tokamak or to simulations of past or future experiments. Some experimental topics on the GOLEM tokamak (located at the Czech Technical University) will also be proposed.


Under the supervision of scientists, participants will experience a glimpse of what a fusion scientist does. As in previous years, only one day will be devoted to lectures in order to allow more time to work on the assigned tasks. On the last day of the event, participants will present their work in English in front of a broad audience. Social events such as a tour of Prague, welcome party and a visit of GOLEM are also planned and are considered essential for building social links and the successful realization of the school.

All students from bachelor to PhD levels are welcome to apply until June 9th, including a CV, a recommendation letter, and a cover letter. Among the applicants, 10 students will be selected and applicants can expect an answer around mid-June. A symbolic fee of 70 euros per participant is set to secure participation. Accommodation is covered by IPP.

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On behalf of the SUMTRAIC organizing team and in memory of Jan Stockel, SUMTRAIC founder,
Jordan Cavalier:

24 Apr 2024