Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory / Simons Foundation
Graduate Summer School
July 29- August 2, 2024

Hidden Symmetries Edition

Advanced undergrads, grads and early career scientists/engineers welcome!

Apply by Tuesday April 30th.

Graduate Summer School Description

In 2024 the school will be a collaboration between PPPL and the Simons Foundation Hidden Symmetries & Fusion Energy project. The school will focus on the scientific and engineering challenges of designing and deploying stellarators for fusion. It will consist of the following 5 mini-courses, totalling 16 1-hour lectures:

as well as an introductory lecture on fusion by PPPL Director, Prof. Steve Cowley.
The topics are approached from a broad perspective and minimal prerequisites.
In-person participants are asked to present on their research (or on their group/institution's research if they haven't begun research themselves) at a poster session during the week or orally to the group. Additionally, various opportunitites will be given throughout the week to meet and interact with PPPL students, scientists, and engineers with the purpose of promoting future collaborations.


This year we're broadening eligibility to advanced undergrads (final 2 years before graduation), graduate students, and early career scientists/engineers at national labs, universities, and private industry.

Hybrid Format

The 2024 GSS will have a hybrid format, with ~25 participants attending in person (travel, housing and meals covered), and ~25 virtual participants.