Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University.

The DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory works with collaborators across the globe to develop fusion as an energy source for the world, and conducts research along the broad frontier of plasma science and technology. PPPL also nurtures the national research enterprise in these fields, and educates the next generation of plasma and fusion scientists.

Mission: The DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory works with collaborators across the globe to develop fusion as an energy source for the world, and conducts research along the broad frontier of plasma science and technology. PPPL also nurtures the national research enterprise in these fields, and educates the next generation of plasma and fusion scientists. Vision Enabling a world powered by safe, clean and plentiful fusion energy while leading discoveries in plasma science and technology.

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️Elegant model for predicting the magnitude of a key fusion...
03/09/2020

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️Elegant model for predicting the magnitude of a key fusion challenge #tokamaks #fusionenergy go.usa.gov/xdmU7

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Science Education Department
03/05/2020

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Science Education Department

Coming to PPPL for Science on Saturday? Please read this! ⚠️
PPPL is taking steps to limit the risk of the coronavirus being introduced to the Lab. All visitors are required to complete a brief questionnaire to gain site access. #SciOnSat https://www.pppl.gov/coronavirus

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️ Measuring the details of energy conversion that triggers ...
03/05/2020

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️ Measuring the details of energy conversion that triggers acute outbursts in space 🌌 #magnetic #reconnection go.usa.gov/xdmU7

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️ Improving development of nanoparticles found in countless...
03/03/2020

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️ Improving development of nanoparticles found in countless commercial products #nano go.usa.gov/xdmU7

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️  Recreating astrophysical plasma jets that stream from st...
02/26/2020

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️ Recreating astrophysical plasma jets that stream from stars and black holes #stars #blackholes #astrophysics go.usa.gov/xdmU7

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️Artificial intelligence accelerates the quest for fusion e...
02/24/2020

A Decade of Fusion, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology at PPPL ✴️Artificial intelligence accelerates the quest for fusion energy #fusionenergy #AI #DeepLearning https://go.usa.gov/xdmU7

PPPL celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth with Cornel West (Born 1953) an American philosopher, political activist, social crit...
02/24/2020

PPPL celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth with Cornel West (Born 1953) an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual and @Princeton alumna #BHM2020 go.usa.gov/xUsSB

A three-peat! Princeton Charter Middle School wins the DOE NJRegional Science Bowl championship for the 3rd consecutive ...
02/21/2020

A three-peat! Princeton Charter Middle School wins the DOE NJ
Regional Science Bowl championship for the 3rd consecutive year!
@PPPLab @PPPLsSciEd @DOE_SC_NSB @PtonCharter #NSB2020

Competition has begun! @PPPLab hosts the DOE NJ Regional ScienceBowl competition for middle schoolers, now in full swing...
02/21/2020

Competition has begun! @PPPLab hosts the DOE NJ Regional Science
Bowl competition for middle schoolers, now in full swing @DOE_SC_NSB #NSB2020 #STEMRising https://go.usa.gov/xdPud

PPPL celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth Michelle Obama (Born 1964)A lawyer, university administrator, writer, and @Princeton ...
02/20/2020

PPPL celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth Michelle Obama (Born 1964)
A lawyer, university administrator, writer, and @Princeton alumnus,
she was first lady of the United States when her husband Barack Obama
was president from 2009 to 2017 http://go.usa.gov/xUsSB

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!Bonus #3️⃣: From the Lab to deep space. Development of plasma jetsopens a ne...
02/20/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
Bonus #3️⃣: From the Lab to deep space. Development of plasma jets
opens a new chapter in studying the stars #deepspace #plasmaphysics go.usa.gov/xpzdq

A meeting of young minds: New Jersey Regional Science Bowl comes to PPPL Feb. 21 to 22 @DOE_SC_NSB @doescience #STEMRisi...
02/18/2020

A meeting of young minds: New Jersey Regional Science Bowl comes to PPPL Feb. 21 to 22 @DOE_SC_NSB @doescience #STEMRising https://go.usa.gov/xdQEj

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!Bonus #2️⃣: Apprentices alight. Award-winning program gives earlycareer tech...
02/18/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
Bonus #2️⃣: Apprentices alight. Award-winning program gives early
career technicians the chance to learn high-tech skills. #STEMRising go.usa.gov/xpzdq

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!  Bonus #1️⃣: First-generation college student. Physics major Barbara Garcia...
02/13/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
Bonus #1️⃣: First-generation college student. Physics major Barbara Garcia pursues fresh ideas as a summer intern at PPPL #STEMRising go.usa.gov/xpzdq

Investigating the trigger for a sudden explosive 💥process that occurs throughout the universe #plasma #plasmoid https://...
02/12/2020

Investigating the trigger for a sudden explosive 💥process that occurs throughout the universe #plasma #plasmoid
https://go.usa.gov/xd5nw

Get ready!  The New Jersey Regional DOE Science Bowl competition will be hosted again this year @PPPLab on Feb. 21 & 22 ...
02/12/2020

Get ready! The New Jersey Regional DOE Science Bowl competition will be hosted again this year @PPPLab on Feb. 21 & 22 - watch some awe-inspiring students answer really challenging questions about science and math 🔬🔭🏆@DOE_SC_NSB #STEMRising https://go.usa.gov/xd9uD

PPPL honors Coretta Scott King (1927–2006) an American author, activist, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. who was ...
02/11/2020

PPPL honors Coretta Scott King (1927–2006) an American author, activist, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. who was a civil rights leader for four decades, she has been called the “First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement.” #BlackHistoryMonth #bhm2020 http://go.usa.gov/xUsSB

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!  #10: Smoothing the operation of fusion facilities. PPPL world-renowned exp...
02/10/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
#10: Smoothing the operation of fusion facilities. PPPL world-renowned expert is named co-leader of national program on the use of liquid metal components in future fusion devices. #fusionenergy go.usa.gov/xpzdq

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!  #9: Surprise! 💥Researcher discovers turbulence is not all bad. Discovery d...
02/06/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
#9: Surprise! 💥Researcher discovers turbulence is not all bad. Discovery demonstrates that eddies and currents that disturb the plasma that fuels fusion reactions may also be beneficial #fusionenergy https://go.usa.gov/xpzdq

PPPL Celebrates Black History Month: Ronald E. Hatcher (1957–2014)A PPPL engineer who helped design and analyze key powe...
02/05/2020

PPPL Celebrates Black History Month: Ronald E. Hatcher (1957–2014)
A PPPL engineer who helped design and analyze key power supply systems, mentored early career engineers, and hosted the #SciOnSat program #BlackHistoryMonth #bhm2020

The New Jersey Regional DOE Science Bowl competition hosted again this year @PPPLab Feb. 21 & 22 - watch some brilliant ...
02/04/2020

The New Jersey Regional DOE Science Bowl competition hosted again this year @PPPLab Feb. 21 & 22 - watch some brilliant kids answer really challenging questions about science and math 🔬🔭🏆@DOE_SC_NSB #STEMRising https://go.usa.gov/xdZj8

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!  #8: Streamlining designs of a different type of fusion device. PPPL physic...
02/03/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
#8: Streamlining designs of a different type of fusion device. PPPL physicist develops a technique to simplify development of complex stellarators #fusionenergy #stellarators go.usa.gov/xpzdq

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!  #7:  🔥All fired up and ready to go. The Laboratory powers up an upgrade of...
01/27/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
#7: 🔥All fired up and ready to go. The Laboratory powers up an upgrade of the Lithium Tokamak Experiment (LTX) — now called the LTX-β #fusionenergy go.usa.gov/xpzdq

Application extended to Feb. 18 for Engineering Undergraduate Internship! Housing and travel included! #STEMRisinghttps:...
01/27/2020

Application extended to Feb. 18 for Engineering Undergraduate Internship! Housing and travel included! #STEMRising
https://go.usa.gov/xd2p9

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!  #6:  A novel way to launch fusion reactions. PPPL scientists confirm a via...
01/23/2020

Ten not-to-be-missed PPPL stories from 2019!
#6: A novel way to launch fusion reactions. PPPL scientists confirm a viable alternative to a widely used standard method #fusionenergy https://go.usa.gov/xpzdq

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At the DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, we advance the coupled fields of fusion energy and plasma physics. PPPL staff and collaborators together are developing the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world, and are conducting research along the broad frontier of plasma science and technology. We also nurture and support the national research enterprise in these fields, and we educate the next generation of plasma and fusion scientists.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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