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PPPL physicists win Torkil Jensen Award to conduct key experiments on DIII-D

Physicists Luis Delgado-Aparicio and Egemen Kolemen of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have won a national scientific competition to conduct a full day of experiments on the DIII-D National Fusion Facility that General Atomics … Continue reading

04. January 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Using powerful computers, physicists uncover mechanism that stabilizes plasma within tokamaks

A team of physicists led by Stephen Jardin of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has discovered a mechanism that prevents the electrical current flowing through fusion plasma from repeatedly peaking and crashing. This behavior is … Continue reading

17. November 2015 by Christopher Cane
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November 2015 Research News

     PPPL physicists find clue to formation of magnetic fields around stars and galaxies Physicists are a new kind of superhero in comic book on fusion energy PPPL to design a high-resolution diagnostic system for the National Ignition Facility PPPL … Continue reading

16. November 2015 by Christopher Cane
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Research News

Construction completed, PPPL is set to resume world-class fusion research later this fall PPPL honors engineer Charles Neumeyer and physicist Rajesh Maingi

12. October 2015 by Christopher Cane
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Happenings at PPPL

Summer interns present research findings in poster session New season of colloquia begins at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

16. September 2015 by Christopher Cane
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PPPL on the global stage

By John Greenwald How crucial is PPPL to the worldwide effort to develop fusion as clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity? The full extent of the Laboratory’s role came home to me this week at the annual … Continue reading

14. May 2013 by Christopher Cane
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PPPL Open House

Mark your calendar and prepare to have some fun at The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab’s Open House on  June 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the Laboratory will open its doors for the public to see the National … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by Christopher Cane
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A Pleasing Disruption: Fusion equations pop up on popular TV show

FUSIONISTA: FUSION IN POP CULTURE  Above, in a scene from a recent episode of the top-rated CBS TV comedy, The Big Bang Theory, lead character Sheldon, a theoretical physicist, works on an equation describing turbulent diffusion in fusion devices. … Continue reading

12. February 2013 by Christopher Cane
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At JLab where the nucleus is king

FUSIONISTA: Notes from the landscape of the National Labs I know I am lucky — part of my job is to occasionally visit my colleagues at other DOE National Laboratories, where I get to meet some of the best scientists … Continue reading

22. January 2013 by Christopher Cane
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The Expanding Palette of Fusion

More from the Fusion Power Associates meeting in Washington, D.C., concluding today: A self portrait of fusion physicist Glen Wurden (from Los Alamos) taken in infrared wavelengths (3-5 microns), using a new state-of-the art infrared camera (FLIR Systems SC8303HD). This … Continue reading

06. December 2012 by Christopher Cane
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