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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.

November 23, 2020

A computer platform developed  by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory physicist Arturo Dominguez and others that allows users all over the world to operate a real plasma experiment from their living rooms was among 10 winners chosen by an international science committee as a cutting-edge digital

October 5, 2020

Students attending the third annual graduate summer school at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) gathered virtually, due to travel restrictions, to get a broad overview of the field of plasma physics.

September 15, 2020

Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory.

August 13, 2020

A dozen undergraduate students spent the afternoon doing experiments aimed at teaching them some fundamentals about electromagnets through the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) Undergraduate Workshop in Plasma Physics, but instead of sitting at laboratory tables the students built smal

July 13, 2020

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s internship programs have gone virtual with 47 interns from all over the U.S. working on projects remotely and hundreds tuning in to a virtual introductory course in plasma physics and fusion energy. 


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