AWARD: PPPL's Masaaki Yamada wins James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics

Nov. 12, 2015 4:12 p.m.

Masaaki Yamada, a Distinguished Laboratory Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has been awarded the 2015 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics for "fundamental experimental studies of magnetic reconnection relevant to space, astrophysical and fusion plasmas, and for pioneering contributions to the field of laboratory plasma astrophysics." Yamada, the principal investigator for PPPL's Magnetic Reconnection Experiment, will receive the award at the 57th annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics in Savannah, Georgia, later this month.