The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize has been awarded to Jeremiah Ostriker and Lyman Page, Jr. of Princeton University, and John Carlstrom of the University of Chicago, for their "individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales."
Three Princeton University-related computer programs have been chosen to run on a new supercomputer that will deliver enhanced scientific findings when it begins crunching numbers in 2018. The three projects were among 13 selected to run in the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
Support for entrepreneurial faculty is one of the recommendations of the newly issued Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC) report, which proposes a broad set of actions to enhance entrepreneurship at the University. The Office of Technology Licensing provides numerous services for faculty and their research groups to develop discoveries into entrepreneurial ventures.
Monica Ponce de Leon has been named the next dean of Princeton's School of Architecture, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Ponce de Leon is a pioneering educator and award-winning architect and has served as dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan since 2008. She is widely recognized as a leader in the application of robotic technology to building fabrication.
Physicist Luis Delgado-Aparicio of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won a five-year grant of $2.6 million that will fund Delgado-Aparicio's research aimed at eliminating a key barrier to developing fusion power as a safe, clean and abundant source of electric energy.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer scientist who is a leading expert on computer security, has been named U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).