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Artificial intelligence — an exciting new way to speed development of fusion energy

Feature introduces video of interview with physicist William Tang describing the role of artificial of intelligence in fusion research. Feature includes a link to the video
20-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth to rapidly predict behavior of plasma that fuels fusion reactions

Release describes application of machine learning form of artificial intelligence to predict the behavior of fusion plasma.
17-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New technique merging sound and math could help prevent plasma disruptions in fusion facilities

Scientists have created a novel method for measuring the stability of plasma in fusion facilities called “tokamaks.” Involving an innovative use of a mathematical tool, the method might lead to a technique for stabilizing plasma and making...
13-May-2019 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Machine ready to see if magic metal – lithium – can help bring the fusion that lights the stars to Earth

Feature describes three-year upgrade of the unique Lithium Tokamak Experiment that brings conditions in the device closer to those in a fusion reactor.
1-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Artificial intelligence accelerates efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy

Feature describes Nature paper on opening a new chapter in fusion research with artificial intelligence.
17-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Physicists Improve Understanding of Heat and Particle Flow in the Edge of a Fusion Device

PPPL physicists have discovered valuable information about how plasma flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices. The findings mark an encouraging sign for the development of machines to produce fusion energy for generating electricity...
15-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Ready, Set, Go: Scientists Evaluate a Novel Technique for Firing Up the Fuel That Feeds Fusion Reactions

Article describes analytical confirmation that transient CHI, a novel device for starting up fusion plasmas, can achieve startup in future compact fusion facilities.
9-Apr-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Head of NSTX-U research is appointed deputy director for research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Jon Menard, the head of research on the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade, has been named deputy director for research. Michael Zarnstorff, who held the position for 10 years, will become the chief...
5-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Steve Cowley: The knight who leads the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has “the most fun job”

Profile of Steve Cowley, new director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory whom the Queen of England knighted in October.
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST


An Interview with Shannon Swilley Greco, New Vice Chair of the APS Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public

Shannon Swilley Greco, a program leader in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Science Education Office, is vice chair elect of the American Physical Society's Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.
1-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT


PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

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