Rothman, Tony
December 1996
New Republic;12/09/96, Vol. 215 Issue 24, p17
Discusses how physics in the U.S. became second-rate. Situation faced by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory due to government cutbacks for its flagship project, the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor; Impact of such situation on the general trajectory of physics in the U.S.; Goal of fusion research; Lessons learned from the decline of the Princeton lab.


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