The conference continues an already traditional series of meetings that specifically focus on theoretical and experimental investigations in the field of non-ideal plasma physics. Started as a small topical workshop in Matzlow-Garwitz, Germany in 1980 and continued in the subsequent meetings in Wustrow (1982), Biesenthal (1984), Greifswald (1986), Wustrow (1988), Gosen (1991), Markgrafenheide (1993), Binz (1995), Rostock (1998) and Greifswald (2000), an international character of the event resulted in that the PNP-12 was first held outside Germany and hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain in 2003. At present the PNP conference is a triennial event previously held in Darmstadt (Germany, 2006), Chernogolovka (Russia, 2009) and again Rostock (Germany, 2012).
This year Conference is held in Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan, located at the foot of the beautiful mountains of Zailiiskii Alatau. The city is a scientific and cultural center of the country and provides a whole variety of opportunities for leisure, entertainment and amusement. Near the city there are the prominent Medeo skating rink, Chimbulak ski resort and Kok Tobe mountain park, which offers the best view over the city.
The Conference is organized by the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and is supported by the Institute of Experimental and Theoretical Physics and the National Laboratory of Nanotechnology and other sponsors. The scientific program will feature invited and topical talks as well as poster presentations on cutting-edge advances in the field of interest and will cover the following topics:
- statistical physics and ab-initio simulations
- production of non-ideal plasmas (using optical lasers, free electron lasers, heavy-ion beams, Z machine, high explosives etc.)
- diagnostics of non-ideal plasmas (using x-ray scattering, line shapes, stopping power, emission and absorption, etc.)
- equilibrium properties, equations of state and phase transitions
- kinetics, transport and optical properties
- dense astrophysical and ICF plasmas
- ultra-intense laser-matter interaction
- dusty plasmas
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to kindly propose this open invitation to everyone interested and to ask joining us at the 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Ideal Plasmas.
Looking forward to seeing you in Almaty,
Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Tlekkabul Ramazanov