Features

  • Emily Carter Emily Carter presents talk on wall materials for nuclear fusion reactors
    How can the walls in nuclear fusion reactors withstand the high heat of plasma? In this informative video filmed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Emily Carter, founding director at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, details how certain materials show promise for use in fusion reactor walls. The lecture was held on February 10, […]
  • Emily-Thumb-Photo Professor Emily Carter: “The Road to a Sustainable Energy Future”
    Professor Emily Carter, Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, presents “The Road to a Sustainable Energy Future” as part of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s Science on Saturday program, January 31, 2015.
  • fusion-energy Fusion Energy Explained
    Fusion energy could change the planet. But what is it and why don't we have it? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) physicists Andrew Zwicker, Arturo Dominguez and Stefan Gerhardt explain how Fusion energy could be a gamechanger for the world's energy problems.
  • star-power Star Power
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has released “Star Power,” a new informational video that uses dramatic and beautiful images and thought-provoking interviews to highlight the importance of the Laboratory’s research into magnetic fusion.
  • Unlocking the mysteries of the southern ocean Unlocking the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean
    Princeton University’s Center for Southern Ocean and Biogeochemical Observations and Modeling (C-SOBOM) draws on talents of top scientists at leading institutions to unlock and communicate the mysteries of the Southern Ocean. Video produced by Climate Central.

Seminars

  • James-Liao-Capture-Thumb Highlight Seminar: James Liao, University of California, Los Angeles
    Professor James Liao, of the University of California, Los Angeles, speaks on the topic of “Re-designing Metabolism for Carbon Management” as part of the 2015-2016 Highlight Seminar Series. Slide Presentation ABSTRACT The key metabolic pathways, the enzymes involved, and their reaction mechanisms were largely elucidated through a collection of efforts in the 20th century. Since […]
  • Keith-Capture-Thumb Highlight Seminar: David Keith, Harvard University
    Professor David Keith, of Harvard University, speaks on the topic of “Reducing the Risks of Solar Geoengineering” as part of the 2015-2016 Highlight Seminar Series. ABSTRACT I will discuss new results suggesting it may be possible to implement solar geoengineering using stratospheric aerosols without ozone loss while significantly reducing some other important side effects. Estimates of […]
  • Srinivasan-Thumbnail Highlight Seminar: Venkat Srinivasan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will speak on “Energy Storage: Present Status and Future Prospects” as part of the 2015-2016 Highlight Seminar Series. ABSTRACT Electrochemical energy storage (i.e., batteries) is an enabling technology that holds the key to transitioning from fossil fuels for our vehicle needs and managing the intermittency of renewables […]
  • Sauthoff-Thumbnail Highlight Seminar: Ned Sauthoff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Dr. Ned Sauthoff, of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will speak on “Burning for Fusion Energy: In Pursuit of Self-heated Plasmas and Beyond” as part of the 2015-2016 Highlight Seminar Series. Slide Presentation ABSTRACT Fusion powers the stars. By combining nuclei, fusion liberates more than a million times more energy per pound of fuel than by chemical reactions. […]
  • Scrivener-Thumb-Nail Highlight Seminar: Karen Scrivener, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    ABSTRACT Concrete is the most used material in the world accounting for around half of everything human beings produce each year. Although it is a materials with low intrinsic environmental impact, the colossal volume produced means that it accounts for some 5-8% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions.  Demand is likely to double by 2050 due to […]