9th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas

ICPDP 2020

Moscow, Russia, October 26-30, 2020

Dear Participants of the 9th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas,

At present we have many requests from the whole World related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this connection we inform you about the new dates for the ICPDP 2020. The Conference will be held in Moscow, Russia at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences during October 26-30, 2020. Please follow updates on the website of the ICPDP 2020 (https://9icpdp.cosmos.ru/). We start the procedure of preparing the documents for the Russian visa again. The participants who need the Russian visa for the participation in the ICPDP 2020 are invited to submit to us the filled questionnaire for the Russian visa. Please pay your attention especially to the new dates of your visit to Moscow as well as to the location of the Russian Embassy or Consulate where it is intended to receive the visa.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the trust you place in us. This is very valuable for our entire team and gives us the strength not to stop our work for a minute.

All the best and stay healthy!

Local Organizing and Scientific Program Committees of the ICPDP 2020

The history of ICPDP started in 1996 in Goa (India) as a response to growing interest in the topics of dusty plasmas, when the liquid and crystalline plasma was discovered. We continue a series of International Conferences on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas which take place every three years at different locations around the world (Goa, India 1996; Hakone, Japan 1999; Durban, South Africa 2002; Orleans, France 2005; Azores, Portugal 2008, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 2011, New Delhi, India 2014, Prague, Czech Republic 2017). The conference provides a unique opportunity for disseminating the present status of dusty plasma physics worldwide and especially to young researchers.

Ninth ICPDP conference is hosted by the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Science (IKI), Moscow, Russia. IKI acronym comes from Russian “Institut Kosmicheskih Issledovanyi”, which is Space Research Institute, and is used in English as is. IKI designs and builds scientific instruments for space experiments, acts as principal organization for various scientific space projects and missions, and uses the data of space probes to deepen our understanding of space and Earth. At present a significant topic of research at IKI is the space dust and dusty plasmas.

IKI is located in the south-west of Moscow. It's located close to the metro station Kaluzhskaya that can take you to the center of the city within 20 minutes.

The topics of the conference include: laboratory dusty plasmas, liquid and solid-like structures as well as phase transitions in plasmas, microgravity research, waves and instabilities in dusty plasmas, dusty plasmas in Earth’s environments, dusty plasmas in the Solar System, dusty plasmas in astrophysics and cosmology, dusty plasma applications including dusty plasmas for nanotechnology, etc.

We invite you, as well as students and members of your group, to participate at the conference. We expect that a certain financial support will be available to cover expenses for junior participants.

We encourage you to spread the information around to your colleagues who might be interested in coming.

The abstract submission system is opened for registered participants. We encourage you to submit your one-page abstracts.

We are looking forward to your coming in Moscow for participation in the 9th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas.


  • Registration deadline if visa application is requiredJuly 1, 2020
  • Registration closes: August 25, 2020
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: August 25, 2020
  • Conference begins: October 26, 2020
  • Submission deadline of papers for conference proceedings: October 26, 2020

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the Local Organizing Committee using the following email address: 9icpdp@cosmos.ru