Structure of the training program

The Master-2 (M2) is structured in teaching units (UE).

In fall (one week in October-November) and in winter (one month from mid-February to mid-March), students are gathered outside of Paris area , on sites housing major research instruments. These gatherings of students from four sites in France (Nancy, Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris) are coordinated within the framework of the federation “Education for sciences of fusion and hot plasmas”.

The courses are grouped into a common core of teaching attended by the entire class and into three specialization courses, each attended by about 1/3 of the class, bringing together students motivated to invest in the chosen thematic and including the winter gathering.

The various courses combine modeling, experimentation, instrumentation with close contact with major research infrastructures, in the three courses briefly illustrated below:

In Cadarache , with W(Tungstène) Environment in Steady-state Tokamak (WEST) :

In Caen, with the national heavy ion large accelerator (GANIL) :

A Bordeaux, with the laser MegaJoule (LMJ) :

GI-PLATO : First semester

Code Name ECTS credits Semester
GI-PLATO-TC1
PLATO- Relativity, electromagnetism, plasmasRelativity, electromagnetism, plasmas
2
1
GI-PLATO-TC2
PLATO- Physics of tokamaksPhysics of tokamaks
3
1
GI-PLATO-TC3
PLATO- Physics of lasers and laser-driven plasmas
3
1
GI-PLATO-TC4
PLATO- Physics of acceleratorsPhysics of accelerators
3
1
GI-PLATO-TC5
PLATO- Cross-cutting physics and technologiesCross-cutting physics and technologies
3
1
GI-PLATO-TC8
PLATO- Hands-on on large facilities
5
1
GI-PLATO/TC6
Numerical methods
3
1
GI-PLATO/TC7
Projects and organisation of large facilities
3.2
1
GI-PLATO-AC1
PLATO- Material irradiationGI-PLATO- Material irradiationMaterial irradiationRadiation and Material irradiation
3
1
GI-PLATO-AC2
PLATO- Detection and measure
3
1
GI-PLATO-FM1
PLATO- Plasma-material interaction
3
1
GI-PLATO-FM2
PLATO- Detection, measure, radiation  
3
1
GI-PLATO-LP1
PLATO- Ultra-intense laser-plasma interaction
4
1
GI-PLATO-LP2
PLATO- Dense plasmasDense plasmas
2
1

GI-PLATO : Second semester

Code Name ECTS credits Semester
GI-PLATO/G1
Advanced technologies for accelerators (Student gathering in Geneva)
6
2
GI-PLATO-AC3
PLATO- Radiofrequencies
3
2
GI-PLATO-FM3
PLATO- Confinement, heating, transportConfinement, heating, transport
3
2
GI-PLATO-LP3
PLATO- Laser-plasma interaction and inertial confinement fusion
3
2
GI-PLATO RegtB
Visit-seminar - student gathering in Bordeaux
0
2
GI-PLATO/B1
High density of energy (student gathering in Bordeaux)
6
2
GI-PLATO/C1
Tokamaks : operation and researches (student gathering in Cadarache)
6
2