Max Planck Princeton Research Center for Plasma Physics

Welcome to the Max-Planck-Princeton Center for Fusion and Astro Plasma Physics


The center fosters collaboration between scientific institutes in both Germany and the USA. By leveraging the skills and expertise of scientists and engineers in both countries, and by promoting collaboration between astrophysicists and fusion scientists generally, the center hopes to accelerate discovery in fundamental areas of plasma physics.

An equally important mission of the center is to support education and outreach to train the next generation of scientists. In the USA, this includes hosting training workshops for K-12 science teachers, and sponsoring summer research experiences for undergraduates.

In Germany, the host institutions are the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP), the Max-Planck-Institut for Solar System Research (MPS), and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). In the USA, the host institutions are the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

To find out more about the Center, follow the links.

Funding for the Center is generously provided by the DOE Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, the Max-Planck Society, NASA's Heliophysics Division, and Princeton University.


Education & Outreach