Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin found that electrons, when kept at very low temperatures where their quantum behaviors emerge, can spontaneously begin to travel in elliptical paths on the surface of a crystal of bismuth.
Princeton scientists learn how bacteria construct a biofilm fortress, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making infections such as pneumonia difficult to treat and potentially lethal.
Researchers analyzing storm data such as from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 have created a computer simulation that estimates that storm-related flooding along the New York City/ New Jersey coastline is likely to become more common in coming decades.
Professor Craig Arnold became director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) on January 1st. The Institute recently installed cutting-edge imaging equipment in the new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment building, including a microscope that is capable of imaging individual atoms and is one of only four of its kind in the world.
This summer, 30 students worked at 19 early-stage startup companies in New York City as part of the Keller Center's new Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program (PSIP). Participants lived as a group and, through their daily work with startup companies, experienced the fast-paced world of entrepreneurs and emerging businesses.
A feature story about Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) and the program's Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute hosted on Princeton's campus. Read about how LEDA is dedicated to developing the leadership and academic potential of high school students from low-income backgrounds. 100 high school students from across the country spent this summer on Princeton's campus taking classes on leadership, receiving college counseling and hearing firsthand from higher education leaders, i
Princeton University researchers have built a new computer chip that promises to boost performance of data centers that lie at the core of online services from email to social media.
Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, has received the Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids administered by the American Chemical Society.
Princeton researchers have unveiled a new method for transforming individual selfies. The method can modify a person’s face to look as though it were photographed from farther away, like at the distances opted for by professional photographers.
Engineering professor Stephen Chou and associate research scholar Liangcheng Zhou are collaborating with U.S. government labs to develop a more rapid, accurate and inexpensive test for the Ebola virus, with the aim of identifying infections before carriers become symptomatic and contagious.
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment partners with U.S. Army on sustainable energy and environmental issues and research
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University recently signed an agreement with the Picatinny Arsenal Garrison and the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center establishing future dialogue and research collaboration.
Mahmoud Mahmoudian has been appointed an Executive in Residence (XIR) in Princeton University's Office of Technology Licensing. Mahmoudian will provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in the life sciences that could be applied to solve critical health challenges and improve clinical outcomes.
The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) held a conference in late May to celebrate its 10th anniversary. PCTS trains early-career researchers and provides a place where theoretical scientists — those who use mathematics to study the natural world — can tackle the biggest questions in science.
The Office of Technology Licensing is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive in Residence (XIR), Joseph Studholme, who is available to provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in science and technology that could be applied to solve critical societal challenges.
The 2016 recipients of the annual Phi Beta Kappa awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching are Pablo Debenedetti, dean for research, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Susan Wolfson, professor of English.
Lynn Loo has been named director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, effective July 1. She succeeds founding director Emily Carter, who has been appointed dean of engineering.
Princeton University researchers will have an integral role in the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility established with a $38.4 million grant from the Simons Foundation. The observatory will investigate cosmic microwave background radiation to better understand the physics and structure of the universe.
Three Princeton University faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, joining 84 new members nationwide and 21 foreign associates.
Eight new projects, from novel ways to control mosquitoes to a telescope for studying the Big Bang, have been awarded funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.
Seven Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.