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Goldston to describe the science of fusion energy, April 30

Robert Goldston, professor of astrophysical sciences and director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, will deliver this year's Plasma Science and Technology Distinguished Speaker Lecture on Tuesday, April 30. He will discuss "The Cross-Disciplinary Science of Fusion Energy" at 7:30 p.m. in 105 Computer Science Building.

Goldston will describe several fascinating puzzles in the science of fusion plasmas that relate in fundamental ways to solar flares and magnetospheric substorms, to energetic cosmic rays and the very high temperature of the solar corona, and to accretion disks that feed black holes and neutron stars.

Goldston, who holds a Ph.D. from Princeton, has won numerous awards, including the Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics from the American Physical Society and the Fusion Power Associates Leadership Award. His interests have long been focused on fusion energy as a clean and safe source of power for humans.

The lecture is sponsored by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the School and Engineering and Applied Science .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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