Princeton astrophysicist Bhattacharjee leads Simons Foundation team award win in fusion plasma research

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Amitava BhattacharjeeThe first ever Simons Foundation Mathematical and Physical Sciences Award supporting fusion science has been granted to an international team of scientists and mathematicians from eight U.S. universities and four international institutions led by Professor Amitava Bhattacharjee, to design the world’s best stellarator, a type of fusion reactor to produce energy.

The private $8M grant over 4 years will enable interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve novel advances in physics, mathematics and computation of practical importance in fusion research.  The work undertaken by members of the Plasma Program in Astrophysical Sciences may lead to a deeper understanding of astrophysical plasmas as well.

Read more about the Simons Foundation award here:
https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/06/18/princeton-astrophysicist-bhattacharjee-leads-team-create-framework-optimal-fusion