It is my pleasure to host the 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics in Leuven, Belgium, from 4 to 8 July 2016.
As you know, this series of EPS plasma physics conferences is organized by the EPS Plasma Physics Division and covers the wide field of plasma physics, ranging from nuclear fusion research to low temperature plasmas, including space and astrophysical plasmas as well.
The venue of the 43rd EPS conference will be KU Leuven, situated in the heart of Western Europe and a centre of learning for almost six centuries now (founded in 1425). KU Leuven has grown substantially and has become a multi-campus university employing over 11,500 persons and hosting more than 50,000 students, 14% of which are ‘international’ students representing 147 different nationalities.
I am looking forward to welcome you in Leuven, a bustling city with many museums, monuments and historic buildings (incl. Unesco World Heritage) and a rich gastronomy, claiming to be ‘The place to beer!’.
Chair of the LOC