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PPPL Director Stewart Prager Steps Down

PRINCETON, New Jersey (Sept. 26, 2016) – Prof. Stewart Prager, a world renowned plasma physicist and passionate voice for a future of clean, abundant and benign energy fueled by fusion, has stepped down today from directorship of the national laboratory … Continue reading

18. November 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Repurposing something old to test something new

PPPL researchers have repurposed a 45-year- old set of magnets to test the design of a spectrometer for ITER, the international tokamak under construction in France. The spectrometer will operate in a magnetic field that is 32 times higher than anything the design, … Continue reading

20. June 2016 by Christopher Cane
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PPPL recognized for its green programs

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has received two national awards for its green purchasing program, adding to the long list of honors the Laboratory’s environmental program has received over the past several years. Read more →

07. June 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Physicists Steven Sabbagh and Jack Berkery receive Landau-Spitzer Award

Steven Sabbagh and Jack Berkery, Columbia University physicists on assignment to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), have received the 2016 Landau-Spitzer Award for outstanding contributions to plasma physics. Read more →

02. June 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Physicist Egemen Kolemen awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program

Physicist Egemen Kolemen, who has dual appointments at both Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has been awarded funding from the DOE’s Early Career Research Program. Read more →

02. June 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Ronald Davidson, former director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, pioneering physicist, author, and professor passes away

Ronald C. Davidson, a pioneering plasma physicist for 50 years who directed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) during a crucial period of its history and was a founding director of the Plasma Fusion Center at … Continue reading

25. May 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Energy Secretary Moniz Launches the Nation’s Newest Fusion Experiment at PPPL

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated the most powerful spherical torus fusion facility in the world on Friday, May 20, 2016. The $94-million upgrade to the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX-U), funded by the DOE Office of Science, … Continue reading

23. May 2016 by Christopher Cane
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A major upgrade of the Lithium Tokamak Experiment at PPPL will explore liquid lithium as a first wall for hot plasmas

A promising experiment that encloses hot, magnetically confined plasma in a full wall of liquid lithium is undergoing a $2 million upgrade at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Engineers are installing a powerful neutral … Continue reading

11. May 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Scientists challenge conventional wisdom to improve predictions of the bootstrap current at the edge of fusion plasmas

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have challenged understanding of a key element in fusion plasmas. At issue has been an accurate prediction of the size of the “bootstrap current” — a self-generating … Continue reading

04. May 2016 by Christopher Cane
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Stewart Prager, PPPL Director, Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy

Written Testimony of Stewart Prager, Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University Delivered to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy For the hearing on April 20, 2016 Read more

25. April 2016 by Christopher Cane
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