Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IFPiLM)
The IPPLM conducts research and performs development on the physics of plasma generated in high-current discharges and by laser pulses, on nuclear fusion in magnetic plasma confinement, and on the development of plasma diagnostics and plasma technologies including electric propulsion.
The Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion employs over 80 people, including professors, assistant professors, assistants, and technical researchers.
The Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion is a research institute supervised by the Polish minister responsible for energy. It started its activity on 1 January 1976 on the initiative of Prof. Sylwester Kaliski.
In Poland, the Institute coordinates research on nuclear fusion under the research programme of the European Atomic Energy Community EURATOM carried out by the EUROfusion consortium. To this end, the IPPLM has established the Scientific and Industrial Centre of New Energy Technologies (CeNTE) which brings together research teams from over 20 research institutions and industrial companies in the country.
The extensive international cooperation of the IPPLM manifests itself in the participation of Polish researchers in many European and world research programmes, such as JET, W7-X, ITER, LaserLab and ELI.
The Institute is the organizer of the international Summer School of Plasma Physics for young researchers called the Kudowa Summer School “Towards Fusion Energy”.