The American Psychological Association (APA) has chosen Princeton professors Jonathan Cohen and Susan Fiske to receive the annual Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, its highest scientific honor. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/25/04S92/index.xml?section=topstories
Archive – April 2010
Nine Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector elected this year in recognition of contributions to their respective fields. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/17/17M03/index.xml?section=topstories
I’m pleased to share with you the list of Honorific and Whiting Fellows for 2010-11, as approved by the Faculty Committee of the Graduate School and accepted by the students. Princeton University – The Graduate School Honorific and Whiting Fellows for 2010-11 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowships Giada Damen, Art and Archaeology Marcus Hultmark, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Noam Lupu, Politics Silviu Pufu, Physics Harold W. Dodds Fellows
The Alumni Council's Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni is pleased to recognize the work of three graduate students with the 2010 Hoffman Scholars Presentation. The program is designed to share with the Princeton community some of the best doctoral research being conducted at the University. One of the 2010 Scholars is our very own Mina Cikara, who will present from Us v. Them: Neural Responses to Rival Groups’ Pleasures and Pains.
Biophysicists Greg Stephens and William Bialek of Princeton University and William Ryu of the University of Toronto in Canada set out to see if they could break the seemingly complex movements of C. elegans into simpler components. Using a computer-controlled rig, they took movies of individual worms wriggling about in a dish. The researchers then tried to reconstruct every pose or contortion that the millimeter-long worm might make by adding up simpler mathematical curves nicknamed "eig