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PPPL’s Young Women’s Conference Offers Girls Fun and Inspiration in STEM Fields

PPPL's Young Women's Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Friday, March 22, at Princeton University, seeks to change the statistics that show women still lag far behind men in the STEM fields. The conference offers 7th...
19-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Speeding the development of fusion power to create unlimited energy on Earth

A detailed examination of the challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a compact fusion facility with high-temperature super-conducting magnets.
19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


PPPL physicist receives funding to research improvements to unique fusion device

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory physicist Sam Cohen will receive $700,000 in the form of a subcontract from a $1.25 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to upgrade and operate his Princeton Field Reversed...
18-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


DOE extends University PPPL contract

The DOE has extended until 2022 its contract with Princeton University to manage the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, which is dedicated to enabling the scientific breakthroughs required to develop fusion as a safe, clean and abundant energy...
18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tied in Knots: New Insights Into Plasma Behavior Focus on Twists and Turns

Findings from an international team of scientists show that twisted magnetic fields can evolve in only so many ways, with the plasma inside them following a general rule.
12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Confirming a little-understood source of the process behind northern lights and the formation of stars

Feature describes the first fully kinetic model of plasma particles showing that fast reconnection can indeed occur in partially ionized plasma.
18-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites


Novel Experiment Validates a Widely Speculated and Important Mechanism During the Formation of Stars and Planets

Feature describes use of Magnetorotational Instability Experiment at PPPL to confirm an important mechanism involved in star formation.
5-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fast action: A novel device may provide rapid control of plasma disruptions in a fusion facility

Feature describes prototype of new device that mitigates disruption of fusion plasmas faster than the most developed techniques today.
24-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST 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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