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Young receives Department of Energy award

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Ken Young, a physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, as the recipient of its Distinguished Associate Award.

The award cites Young for his role as "the leader of diagnostics development for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, his subsequent contributions to the breakthrough measurements which are the TFTR legacy, and his very real efforts in behalf of collaborative fusion physics research, both within the U.S. and abroad. His dedicated efforts have had a major impact on the diagnostics systems that bind theory and experiment together in advancing fusion."

Young, who holds his Ph.D. from Princeton, was head of the lab's international off-site research division until he retired this year. During his more than three decades at the PPPL as a fusion researcher and plasma diagnostics specialist, he was involved in moving forward the concept of how diagnostics are used on fusion experiments.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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