The following tours are from 2017. Check back later to see the 2023 tours!

Tour of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


The largest tour at the 2017 APS CUWiP at Princeton University will be of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Come see first-hand the exciting world of fusion energy research at PPPL! Visiting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a great opportunity to get a first-hand view of the laboratory where the quest to harness the power of the sun and the stars through fusion energy is taking place. Pre-registration is required.

Tours of Faculty Research Laboratories

There will be several tours of labs on campus. These more intimate tours allow participants a behind-the-scenes look at research at Princeton University. These tours will be first-come-first-served. All tours will leave from the registration area in McDonnell Hall, where volunteers will be gathering and leading groups. 

Guyot Hall Lab Tours

Come explore the home of the Department of Geosciences! We study the Earth and terrestrial planets, from crust and mantle to core, from the atmosphere to the oceans, and from the atomic to the global scale. We use a variety of approaches and techniques, from the purely mathematical through the extensively computational, from the phenomenological down to the experimental. We design methods and develop instruments for the study of materials and behaviors, in the lab, and in the field. Atmospheric science, oceanography, climate science, seismology, geodesy, geodynamics, geomagnetism, and mineral physics are just some of the subdisciplines in which our individual research groups excel. Challenging research questions remain: our science is as ever relevant to society, today and for the future. Opportunities abound, and problems, to be seized and solved by the curious minds of physicists of every stripe.

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Tour

Designed to be a catalyst for collaborative research, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment’s new building houses research labs, cleanroom spaces, an imaging and analysis center, instructional labs, teaching spaces, and a lecture hall, offices, and meeting rooms. 60% of the building is below street level which aids in heating and cooling, and gives the impression of three separate structures. Tours take approximately 30-45 minutes and are limited to 20 participants. Several labs will be visited and key sustainability features of the building will be highlighted. Offered at 2:00pm and 3:00pm.