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June 16, 2021

Margarita Cejudo Arita, a junior at New Brunswick High School, would like to study engineering in college but she’s not sure what kind of engineering to focus on.

June 14, 2021

When Amitava Bhattacharjee returned to his academic roots to head the Theory Department at the U.S.

June 2, 2021

An intern about to start a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and another University of Texas-Dallas student kicked off their summer with a friendly online chat with U.S.

May 24, 2021

A major theme running through the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) was how women in STEM must overcome obstacles to get to where they are today.

April 12, 2021
The 2021 Virtual Young Women's Conference (YWC) is open!
March 24, 2021

Intriguing essays on the culture, history, and discoveries of science and an urgent call for the integration of science into public understanding come from two recent works by two former key members of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

March 1, 2021

There was plenty of suspense and drama as middle school and high school students tested their knowledge and skills at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) New Jersey Regional Science Bowl on Feb.

January 25, 2021

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.

December 23, 2020

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.

December 10, 2020

The legendary radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed on Dec. 1, sending shock waves throughout the astronomy and astrophysics communities.


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