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Found: A surprising new mechanism behind a process that takes place throughout the universe

As a collaborative research institution, PPPL works closely with leading research centers throughout the country and around the world. Now a collaboration between scientists at the University of Michigan and PPPL has shown how the process that underlies solar flares … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by John Greenwald
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The Fusionista: A front page evening

(Above: This poster with cutouts shaped like a light bulb and letters was used to signal successful fusion shots to observers on Dec. 9, 1993) The fascinating science that is at the heart of everything at the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

09. December 2013 by Kitta MacPherson
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The Fusionista: PPPL’s MINDS at center of plot in TV’s NCIS-LA

PPPL’s MINDS Team Fusion and its spinoffs are so fascinating, it’s easy to imagine why these subjects can so easily capture the public imagination. Sheldon has been known to talk magnetic fusion on CBS-TV’s The Big Bang Theory and the … Continue reading

13. November 2013 by Kitta MacPherson
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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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Of hohlraums and plasmas and machines called “Z”

PPPL Director Stewart Prager described a host of scientific activities at the Lab during a talk at the annual Fusion Power Associates (FPA) meeting held in Washington, D.C. Steve Dean, the executive director of FPA, can be seen to his … Continue reading

06. December 2012 by Christopher Cane
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Dr. Z weighs in on sun killers

Dr. Michael Zarnstorff Could a supervillain destroy the sun that gives our planet life? When a writer for the science website Life’s Little Mysteries pondered that question, he turned to PPPL Deputy Director Michael Zarnstorff for his astrophysical expertise. Zarnstorff … Continue reading

06. September 2012 by Christopher Cane
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