A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
December 4, 2013,
4:15pm to 5:30pm

MBG Auditorium

COLLOQUIUM: Spitzer’s 100th: Founding PPPL & Pioneering Work in Fusion Energy

Dr. Greg Hammett
Princeton University
Professor Russell Kulsrud
Princeton University

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. made major contributions in several fields of astrophysics, plasma physics, and fusion energy. He invented the novel stellarator concept for confining plasmas for fusion, and was an early proponent of putting telescopes in space. This talk will briefly review some of Spitzer's pioneering contributions in fusion, including a pictorial history from his founding of PPPL to TFTR's achievement of 10 megawatts of fusion power. Prof. Kulsrud will provide some personal stories about his early days of working with Spitzer. We  conclude with some interesting ideas being pursued in current fusion research.


Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2015-2016 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Mike Mardenfeld, mmarden@pppl.gov
David Mikkelsen, dmikkels@pppl.gov
Brent Stratton, stratton@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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