I was reading about the undergraduate research opportunity at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and I ran across this fun flash game. It simulates a tokamak, and you can control the power used for heating, magnetic field intensity, and plasma density. http://ippex.pppl.gov/tokamak/tokamak.htm So far, mostly through entering numbers and optimizing each one and then readjusting the others, the highest score I have gotten is 102.80. I was going to go to Matlab and graph how each variable changes the score and the temperature, but I have found that adjusting one of the others just a little affects the plasma so that while I might make a change that would look like it helps, it may have the opposite effect. Here is the set up for my highest score: Auxiliary power: 7.58 [MW] Plasma Density: 2.41 [10^20 / m^3] Magnetic field: 14 [T] I know that a higher one can be achieved, because the page claims that the highest score achieved was 148; 168 if you use a bug in the program. In the help section it mentions that temperature and plasma density is dependent on the strength of the magnetic field, and I assumed that if the magnetic field increases, so do the limits for temperature and plasma density. I could gather a bunch of data from a bunch of points, but I would like to think there is an easier way to guess a good value. Anyone have suggestions?