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June10, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 15

Stewart Prager, foreground, and from left, Richard Hawryluk, Robert Goldston *77, and Masayuki Ono *78 stand in front of the NSTX fusion machine, which is hidden by hardware.

Firing up fusion

In a resurgence of worldwide fusion research, the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab tries to carve out a starring role

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

The quiet room has the airless feel of a mausoleum. Hutch Neilson, the former project manager for the National Compact Stellarator Experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is standing in a cavernous, concrete-lined bunker at the lab....Read more
Rob and Kate Williams, both Class of 1989, at Steadfast Farm, home of the Vermont Yak Company. They co-own the company with two other couples.

In the Republic of Vermont

’89ers Rob and Kate Williams raise yaks, but that’s just a piece of the plan

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

If you find yourself driving on Route 100, up through the lovely, winding Mad River Valley of central Vermont, slow down just as you pass the village of Waitsfield and pay close attention to the left side of the road. You’re looking for an old white...Read more
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