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
When Keith Rule and a team of interns walked onto the black and white roof of the main building of the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory one sweltering day last summer, they could feel the temperature difference between the two different colored areas in the soles of their feet.
Physicists at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are developing internet-based interfaces which will allow researchers to access powerful simulation tools used to interpret experimental data and predict plasma behavior in future experiments.
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.