Artificial intelligence

AI approach elevates plasma performance and stability across fusion devices
June 7, 2024
Written by Colton Poore, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Achieving a sustained fusion reaction is a delicate balancing act, requiring a sea of moving parts to come together to maintain a high-performing plasma: one that is dense enough, hot enough, and confined for long enough for fusion to take place.

Using artificial intelligence to speed up and improve the most computationally intensive aspects of plasma physics in fusion
May 17, 2024
Written by Rachel Kremen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The intricate dance of atoms fusing and releasing energy has fascinated scientists for decades. Now, human ingenuity and artificial intelligence are coming together at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics…

Governor Murphy and Princeton announce plans to establish an artificial intelligence hub in New Jersey
Dec. 20, 2023
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined University President Christopher L. Eisgruber on Monday to announce plans to create an artificial intelligence innovation hub for the state, in collaboration with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

“With today’s announcement, New Jersey — alongside Princeton University — is poised to shape…

TIME Magazine's TIME100 artificial intelligence list honors six Princetonians
Sept. 12, 2023
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The inaugural TIME100 AI list of the 100 most influential people in artificial intelligence features two current Princetonians — Arvind Narayanan, professor of computer science and director of the Center…

In simulation of how water freezes, artificial intelligence breaks the ice
Aug. 8, 2022
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Combining artificial intelligence and quantum mechanics, researchers at Princeton have simulated what happens at the molecular level when water freezes. The result is the most complete yet simulation of the first steps in ice “nucleation,” a process important for climate and weather modeling.

Artificial intelligence speeds forecasts to control fusion experiments
June 24, 2021
Written by jgreenwa

Machine learning, a technique used in the artificial intelligence (AI) software behind self-driving cars and digital assistants, now enables scientists to address key challenges to harvesting on Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars. The…

Engineering and artificial intelligence combine to safeguard COVID-19 patients
Jan. 26, 2021
Written by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

Spurred by the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at Princeton and Google are applying mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence to increase the availability and effectiveness of ventilation treatments worldwide.

Ventilators and their support equipment are expensive and complex devices that require expert attention…

Artificial intelligence predicts which planetary systems will survive
July 13, 2020
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Why don’t planets collide more often? How do planetary systems — like our solar system or multi-planet systems around other stars — organize themselves? Of all of the possible ways planets could orbit, how many configurations will remain stable over the billions of years of a star’s life cycle?

Rejecting the large range of unstable…

Chemists harness artificial intelligence to predict the future of chemical reactions
Feb. 24, 2018

Abby Doyle led a team of chemists, including 2017 grad alum Derek Ahneman and 4th year grad student Jesus Estrada, to find a new way of predicting chemical yields when varying up to four constituents. Their work is at the intersection of computer science and chemistry, using machine learning (aka artificial intelligence) to navigate the chemical complexities.