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
Charles Gentile, an engineer at PPPL, and fellow inventors George Ascione and Adam Cohen won third prize at Princeton University Keller Center's 11th Annual Innovation Forum on Feb. 24 for their invention of an on-demand method to create a badly needed isotope used routinely in medical imaging.
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.