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August 11, 2014

Francis “Rip” William Perkins Jr., a pioneering plasma physicist whose contributions to the U.S.

July 25, 2014

PPPL associate research physicist Angie Capece urges young women to pursue their passion in science and technology fields in a short video interview on women in STEM fields on the U.S.

July 15, 2014

Some 35 physicists from around the world gathered at PPPL last week for the second annual Laboratory-led workshop on improving ways to predict and mitigate disruptions in tokamaks.

July 14, 2014

Kenneth Hill and Manfred Bitter are scientific pioneers who have collaborated seamlessly for more than 35 years.

June 25, 2014

A proven system for verifying that apparent nuclear weapons slated to be dismantled contained true warheads could provide a key step toward the further reduction of nuclear arms.

June 12, 2014

The eight-minute “Fusion Energy Explained,” created by PhD Comics’ Jorge Cham, which features interviews and cartoon characters of PPPL physicists, got more than 33,500 “hits” on YouTube in just th

May 27, 2014

The Girl Scouts may be famous for selling cookies but today’s Scouts are focusing more on encouraging girls in science and technology than on cookie sales. Some 240 Scouts got plenty of hands-on activities and encouragement through a Girl Scout STEM Fair held at the U.S.

May 21, 2014

Stewart Prager, who has completed his first five-year term as director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has agreed to continue in that position.

May 13, 2014

Physicist Brian Grierson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won a highly competitive Early Career Research Program award sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Science.

May 7, 2014

Princeton University graduate student Michael Campanell has won a highly competitive Lawrence Fellowship, resulting in a postdoctoral position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

May 1, 2014

Some 35,000 people attended Communiversity on Sunday, April 27, and many of them stopped by PPPL’s booth.

April 10, 2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has named Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) participants in a new $25 million, five-year project to address technology and policy issues related to nuclear arms control.

March 31, 2014

With the potential to provide clean, safe, and abundant energy, nuclear fusion has been called the “holy grail” of energy production. But harnessing energy from fusion, the process that powers the sun, has proven to be an extremely difficult challenge.

March 27, 2014

The Young Women’s Conference hosted by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) became a pep rally for science this year when all 400 girls attending shouted “Science” at the top of their lungs from the bleachers in Jadwin Gymnasium at the urging of keynote speaker Jayatri Das.

March 20, 2014

Few problems have vexed physicists like fusion, the process by which stars fuel themselves and by which researchers on Earth hope to create the energy source of the future.

March 18, 2014

PPPL collaborations have been instrumental in developing a system to suppress instabilities that could degrade the performance of a fusion plasma. PPPL has built and installed such a system on the DIII-D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U.S.

March 13, 2014

Students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in West Windsor, N.J. were enthralled when they watched a glowing pink plasma appear on a screen in their classroom in a video stream of PPPL’s Remote Glow Discharge Experiment (RGDX) five miles away.

March 3, 2014

Just as the Olympics were wrapping up in Sochi, PPPL was hosting its own Olympics of sorts for budding young scientists.

February 28, 2014

PPPL is developing a new and more powerful version of its world-leading Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX), which recreates one of the most common but least understood phenomena in the universe.

February 11, 2014

Research conducted by PPPL in collaboration with the University of Alberta provides a key step toward the development of ever-more powerful computer chips.

January 20, 2014

Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has been named as an ambassador for the U.S.

January 10, 2014

Science fans of all ages can explore a rich variety of science and technology topics at the popular Science on Saturday lecture series hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The series marks its 30-year anniversary when it begins on Saturday, Jan. 11.

January 9, 2014

Researchers led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have won highly competitive allocations of time on two of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

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