Tours of UCLA’s Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF)

May 6–10, 2024
University of California, Los Angeles
The UCLA in front of the Large Plasma Device

The UCLA in front of the Large Plasma Device

Credit: Phil Travis


University of California, Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA
United States

UCLA will be hosting public tours of their labs during Fusion Energy Week!

The UCLA The Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF) is a US national collaborative research facility for fundamental plasma physics, supported by the US Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation and hosted by the UCLA Plasma Science and Technology Institute. The purpose of BaPSF is to provide the scientific community access to frontier-level research devices (principally the Large Plasma Device) that permit the exploration of plasma processes which can not be studied in smaller devices or are difficult to diagnose in larger facilities, such as magnetic confinement fusion experiments. On these tours, you will get to see many of the experimental devices hosted at the BaPSF, including the Large Plasma Device (LAPD) and the Electric Tokamak!

Registration for a tour will be on a first-come, first-serve basis as spots are limited. Please monitor this page for updated information!

A Fusion Energy Week Event

Fusion Energy Week: May 6-10, 2024