Fusion energy and plasma physics research is the primary mission
of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). A collaborative
national center for fusion energy and plasma physics research,
PPPL is managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department
of Energy. An associate mission for PPPL is to provide the highest
quality of education in fusion energy, plasma physics, and related
At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the spirit of tinkering lives. This past summer a team of engineers invented a mechanical device designed to be installed on ITER, the multinational fusion machine being built in the south of France, using 3-D printing and parts bought at Walmart.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.