A new technique could refine wisdom-of-crowds surveys, which are used in political and economic forecasting, as well as many other collective activities, from pricing artwork to grading scientific research proposals.
Even as Iran and six global powers negotiated a nuclear accord this summer, Princeton researchers were looking at how to reduce nuclear risks beyond the 10-year horizon of many of the pact’s key provisions.
Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible way to slow human-driven climate change for several decades, according to a report issued by the American Physical Society and led by Princeton engineer Robert Socolow.
Denise Mauzerall combines science and policy in analyzing the effects of air pollution on climate change, human health and agricultural production. She has emerged as a leader in using atmospheric models to track the flow of pollution, helping to identify where reductions of harmful emissions would have the largest benefit.
Rene Carmona, the Paul Wythes '55 Professor of Engineering and Finance, has developed models to guide cap-and-trade policies intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The career of Eugene Wong '55 *59 has taken him from Berkeley, Calif., where he profoundly influenced the field of computing, to Washington, D.C., where he helped craft policies that smoothed the growth of the Internet. To encourage others with technical expertise to engage in public service, he has established the Eugene Wong Fund for Engineering and Policy at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.