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The American Nuclear Society designates the groundbreaking Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor a Nuclear Historic Landmark

The record-setting PPPL tokamak that laid the foundation for future fusion power plants receives the distinguished landmark designation from the the American Nuclear Society.
25-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists develop forecasting technique that could help advance quest for fusion energy

An international group of researchers has developed a technique that forecasts how tokamaks might respond to unwanted magnetic errors. These forecasts could help engineers design fusion facilities that create a virtually inexhaustible supply of safe...
23-Sep-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PPPL physicist Hutch Neilson receives award for decades of leadership on national and international fusion experiments

Hutch Neilson, a physicist at PPPL who is head of ITER Projects, has received the 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Merit Award for decades of achievements, including...
16-Sep-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virtual internships for physics students present challenges, build community

Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to PPPL to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s students participated virtually from their homes around the...
15-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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DOE provides $21 million to advance diagnostics on the flagship fusion facility at PPPL

New funding will upgrade key diagnostics on the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment-Upgrade, the flagship facility at PPPL.
9-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers find unexpected electrical current that could stabilize fusion reactions

PPPL scientists have found that electrical currents can form in ways not known before. The novel findings could give researchers greater ability to bring the fusion energy that drives the sun and stars to Earth.
4-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New public-private projects to speed fusion energy production come to PPPL

Two new fusion companies will work with PPPL to model their development concepts under the INFUSE program.
4-Sep-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Revised code could help improve efficiency of fusion experiments

Researchers led by PPPL have upgraded a key computer code for calculating forces acting on magnetically confined plasma in fusion energy experiments. The upgrade will help scientists further improve the design of breakfast-cruller-shaped facilities...
25-Aug-2020 4:35 PM 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

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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

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PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

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