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April 2, 2015

A beautiful Thursday morning at the usually quiet and peaceful Frick Chemistry building at Princeton University, turned into a bustling hub of science and technology for a day on March 19, 2015.

October 15, 2014

The 2015 Young Women's Conference in STEM will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Princeton University's Frick Chemistry building and registration is now OPEN!

September 2, 2014

As the 2014 summer student program ends, students have the opportunity to show the progress they've made this summer at the annual student poster session. On Wednesday, August 13, approximately 30 students presented their projects to attending staff at PPPL.

August 2, 2014

The Science Education Department started the summer with a workshop geared towards college physics instructors interested in incorporating plasma physics experiments in their classrooms.

July 17, 2014

We would like to officially welcome our 2014 summer program students. The program kicked-off on June 9th with the week-long Introductory Course in Plasma Physics, an intensive lecture series for students before they begin their research.

June 12, 2014

The eight-minute “Fusion Energy Explained,” created by PhD Comics’ Jorge Cham, which features interviews and cartoon characters of PPPL physicists, has over 90,000 “hits” on YouTube af

June 9, 2014

The 2014 Young Women's Conference is Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics attracted students from all over New Jersey! With almost 400 students, 50, chaperones and almost 100 volunteers from PPPL and Princeton University, it was our largest event to date!

December 12, 2013

The 2014 Plasma Camp program for middle and high school teachers is now accepting applications.

November 12, 2013

More than 1,500 researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), have gathered in Denver, Colorado, for the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Plasma Physics (DPP).

November 5, 2013

An image from our article, "The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools" was recently featured as the cover art for the September issue of the American Journal of Physics.


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