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
Max Wallace, a an intern at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory this summer, is a former Silicon Valley programmer who spent his summer developing a computer program that can give scientists a quick snapshot of individual plasma experiments or 'shots' in PPPL's $94 million National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U).
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.