PPPL wins $12 million grant for computer simulations in fusion research

ChangA center based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won a highly competitive $12.25 million grant to develop computer codes to simulate a key component of the plasma that fuels fusion energy. The five-year DOE award could produce software that helps researchers design and operate facilities to create fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity.

Novogratz gift supports the Bridge Year Program

Michael Novogratz, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1987, and his wife, Sukey Caceres Novogratz of the Class of 1989, have given $4 million to establish a fund to support the University’s Bridge Year Program. The three-year-old initiative enables newly admitted freshmen to defer enrollment and spend nine months serving a local community in another country.

The Novogratz fund is helping to increase the number of students who can participate in this signature program by sponsoring at least one student annually in each of Bridge Year’s four service areas: China, India, Peru and Senegal.

Find inspiration in a walk through the ‘Doorways of Princeton’

Doorways have long been analogous with concepts such as transition, challenge, invitation, adventure and opportunity. At Princeton, there is no shortage of entryways, both literally and figuratively, through which University students, faculty, staff and alumni may travel.

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Honoring those opportunities regularly found on campus, this video presents 20 distinctive doorways spanning more than 700 years of architectural styles. From the wooden entrances of Rockefeller College and glass portals of Frick Chemistry Laboratory, to FitzRandolph Gate, each Princeton doorway welcomes and leads individuals on a new journey.