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
Scientists from the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and other national laboratories joined colleagues from around the world at the celebration for the first plasma of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany.
Schweickhard 'Schwick' von Goeler, an award-winning physicist at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) for more than 35 years and the inventor of numerous X-ray diagnostics used in fusion experiments worldwide, died of leukemia on Dec. 6 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was 84.
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.