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The energy released when two atomic nuclei fuse together. This process powers the sun and stars.  Read more

COLLOQUIUM: NIF An Unexpected Journey or Lessons Learned to Secure Projects of Scale

Developing the mission, science, technology and support for projects of scale is a demanding and multifaceted enterprise. There are many lessons to be learned from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) experience that can be applied in the quest to secure any future large scale facility. The presentation will include a historical perspective on the ICF and Stockpile Stewardship program that motivated NIF and the scientific and political strategy that ultimately secured the Facility.

Monumental effort: How a dedicated team completed a massive beam-box relocation for the NSTX upgrade

Your task: Take apart, decontaminate, refurbish, relocate, reassemble, realign and reinstall a 75-ton neutral beam box that will add a second beam box to the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) and double the experiment’s heating power. Oh, and while you’re at it, hoist the two-story tall box over a 22-foot wall.

Team led by PPPL’s Chang receives DOE 2015 INCITE award totaling 270 million core hours to study key problem in fusion

The U.S. Department of Energy has bestowed many hours of access to scientists at the Center for Edge Physics Simulation (EPSI), led by C.S. Chang, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The highly competitive award allows 270 million core hours on two powerful supercomputers that will enable researchers to continue staging complex simulations of how charged particles behave in the tokamak edge. The award was the second highest in the INCITE program.

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