Dense Z-Pinch Conference

July 9–13, 2023
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jointly hosted by the University of Michigan and
Sandia National Laboratories

The International Conference on Dense Z-Pinches (DZP) covers all aspects of theoretical and experimental z-pinch research, including metal liner implosions, dense plasma focuses, gas-puff z-pinches, wire-array z-pinches, X-pinches, single-wire explosions, diagnostics, modeling & simulation, spectroscopy, and pulsed power drivers.  Applications include inertial confinement fusion, radiation sources, material properties, laboratory astrophysics, and basic plasma phenomena. 

The conference is a highlight on the z-pinch calendar, usually taking place every 3 years, and bringing together researchers and students from around the world to discuss recent scientific advances and future directions for the field.

Speakers and Session Chairs: Please stop by the presentation podium at the front of the Terrace ballroom approximately 15-30 minutes before your session begins to upload and test presentations on the podium laptop.  Use of a USB thumb drive is preferred.

Poster boards will accommodate a maximum (landscape) poster size of 4 ft tall x 6 ft wide (122 cm x 182 cm).


  • Full schedule now available
  • Sunday, July 9: Evening reception at Graduate Hotel
  • Monday, July 10: Full-day conference at Graduate Hotel (and evening tour of PPML)
  • Tuesday, July 11: Full-day conference at Graduate Hotel (and evening soccer game at Mitchell Field)
  • Wednesday, July 12: Full-day conference at Graduate Hotel (and evening banquet at the Michigan League Ballroom)
  • Thursday, July 13: Half-day conference at Graduate Hotel (concluding by 12 pm)



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Graduate Hotel. Reserve your room here by Friday, June 9, 2023 to receive the group rate of $189/night or the government rate of $134/night (to receive the government rate, you must present a valid U.S. government identification upon check-in at the hotel).

Manuscript Submission

This conference will be associated with the 8th Special Issue on Z-Pinch Plasmas in the peer-reviewed journal IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.  Please consider submitting your manuscripts to this special issue by August 31, 2023.

Conference Organizers

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Ann Arbor is a beautiful, hustling and bustling college town just 30 minutes from Detroit International Airport (DTW).

Tour the Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Microwave Laboratory (PPML)

PPML is the center of z-pinch research at the University of Michigan. Highlights include the MAIZE & BLUE linear transformer driver facilities.


Please contact Nick Jordan ([email protected]) with questions.