November 11 - 15, 2013

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Italy) in collaboration with the National Centre for Physics (NCP) Pakistan is jointly organizing the First ICTP-NCP International College on Plasma Physics to be held in Islamabad from 11 - 15 November, 2013. The college will cover pedagogical and research activities for the training and intellectual advancement of young researchers and students


Topics to be covered in the college:

  • Basic Plasma Physics
  • Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
  • Fusion Plasmas
  • Laser Produced High Energy Density Plasmas
  • Computational Plasma Physics


Hamid Saleem (Pakistan) J. Niemela (Italy) S. M. Mahajan (USA)
Z. Yoshida (Japan)

International Advisory Committee

R. Matsumoto (Japan) A. Khare (India) M. Kikuchi (Japan)
V. Krishan (India) W. H. Matthaeus (USA) S. Poedts (Belgium)
M. Y. Yu (China)

Local Organizers

H. Saleem (NCP) M. A. Baig (NCP) R. M. Qureshi (NCP)


Scientists and students from all countries, that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA, may attend the activities. As a regional activity, priority will be given to graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists from Asia. Participants from devel oped countries are also welcome to attend. All activities will be conducted in English.

As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institutes. The candidates should make every effort to secure support for travel (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for participants (less than 45 years of age) from developing countries who are also working in a developing country. Such support is available for only those who will attend the entire activity.

There is no registration fee.

How to Apply

The application form can be accessed at:

Once in the website, comprehensive instructions will guide you step-by-step, on how to fill out and submit the online application form not later than 19 July, 2013. Recommendation letters are encourged for students and younger researchers.


To download the poster, click here.

Scientific Program

For details, click here. To download scientific program in pdf. click here.

Confirmed Participants

To download the scientific program. click here.

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077332 (for IT/Registration related queries)
Tel: +92-51-2077363
Fax: +92-51-2077395