The twisty plasma fusion device known as the stellarator was first envisioned by Lyman Spitzer, the founder of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), 70 years ago as a way to harness the energy of the stars in a bottle. Now, the concept of using stellarators as a clean, affordable and abundant way to produce electricity is making a comeback, physicist David Gates said at PPPL’s first Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture of the year on Jan. 9.
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Science fans who are staying close to home can still explore the world of science as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) continues its 36-year tradition of offering weekly cutting-edge, informative talks on a wide variety of science subjects with a live online version.
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