Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) is an internationally leading research institute in the field of fusion-oriented plasma physics, with two large research facilities.
In Garching, IPP operates the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak, and since 2015 the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator is being investigated at the Greifswald Branch Institute of IPP. Wendelstein 7-X is the world’s largest optimized stellarator and one of the most modern facilities for exploring the physics of hot plasmas.

IPP has set up an extensive network of collaborations with universities and research institutes, both nationally and internationally. About half of the experiment proposals for Wendelstein 7-X were submitted by our collaborators.

With the Institute of Physics at the University, the Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald has developed into an international center of plasma research. The three institutes cooperate in different ways with each other.

IPP supports young scientists at all stages of their career: from providing student jobs, trainee student positions and internships for undergraduates, to the allocation and supervision of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD theses. Additionally, the IPP provides comprehensive courses for graduate study with seminars, colloquia and study visits abroad, as well as support for developing scientific careers towards attractive jobs in research.

Current Projects with the IPP