Grant Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, California, has been named the Latin salutatorian for Princeton's Class of 2017.
Yannis G. Kevrekidis, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering, has been named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kevrekidis, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and of applied and computational mathematics, is one of 228 people elected to the academy this year. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes contributions in science, the arts and in civic and business leadership.
Getting something from nothing sounds like a good deal, so for years scientists have been trying to exploit the tiny amount of energy that arises when objects are brought very close together. Now, a research team including Princeton scientists has found a way to harness a mysterious force of repulsion, which is one aspect of that force.