Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, the Program Committee, and the International Advisory Committee, we sincerely invite you to the 21st International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP 2024), in Ghent, Belgium, from September 8 to 13, 2024. The event is organized by the department of Applied Physics at the faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University (UGent).

The conference will address a wide range of topics in the field of plasma physics. Recent progress will be discussed concerning the following topics:

  • Fundamental plasma physics
  • Fusion plasmas
  • Laser-plasma interaction
  • Plasma accelerators
  • Astrophysical and space plasmas
  • Applications of plasmas and plasma technology
  • Complex plasmas
  • High energy density plasmas
  • Quantum plasmas

Ghent is a vibrant city with an extensive historical center and an abundant architectural and cultural patrimony. It is located at the confluence of two rivers in the northern part of Belgium. Ghent University is one of the largest universities in the country and is spread over several sites and campuses in and around the city.

We hope to welcome you in Ghent in September 2024, to enjoy with us the conference, the many sights and the rich culinary tradition of the region!

Geert Verdoolaege
Chair of LOC
Professor, Ghent University
Bob Bingham
Chair of PC
Professor, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Important dates (2024)

  • Early registration opens: March 5
  • Abstract submission opens: March 11
  • Abstract submission closes: May 17
  • Notification of acceptance: May 31
  • Early registration closes: June 30
  • Final program online: July 15
  • Final registration deadline: August 25
  • Conference: September 8-13




The conference poster can be downloaded here.


ICPP 2024 gratefully acknowledges its sponsors.

IUPAP logo To secure IUPAP sponsorship, the organisers have provided assurance that ICPP 2024 will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the IUPAP resolution passed by the General Assembly in 2008 and 2011. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science.

Conference policy

Free circulation of scientists

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