An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, elusive massless particles theorized 85 years ago that could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of their unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal.
Professor of Mathematics Christopher M. Skinner *97 has been named a recipient of a 2015 Simons Investigator Award for his work in number theory and arithmetic geometry.
Paul Chirik, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed associate director for external partnerships of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as of July 1.
Ileana Cristea, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, has been chosen as a 2015 Mallinckrodt Scholar by the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, which supports basic biomedical research throughout the U.S. The award will support her research on uncovering mechanisms of nuclear viral DNA sensing in mammalian immunity.
Now on the homepage: Carolyn "Lindy" McBride, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was among 22 researchers nationwide to be selected as a 2015 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. McBride's work explores the molecules and neural circuits that cause disease-carrying mosquitoes to prefer biting humans over other animals.
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and Princeton University experts, has entered a five-year agreement with ExxonMobil to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment.