Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) have announced awards totaling $1,050,000 to support 11 innovative projects in energy and the environment.
Computer scientists at Princeton have found an automated way to identify and eliminate elements that take away from the central focus of a photo. The work is taking place in the lab of Professor Adam Finkelstein.
Kenneth Norman, a Princeton University professor of psychology, will explore what happens to our memories as we sleep as part of a three-year, $594,000 project supported by the National Science Foundation and related to the federal BRAIN Initiative.
An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, elusive massless particles theorized 85 years ago that could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of their unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal.
Professor of Mathematics Christopher M. Skinner *97 has been named a recipient of a 2015 Simons Investigator Award for his work in number theory and arithmetic geometry.
Greene, an associate professor of astrophysical sciences, studies the relationship between galaxies and black holes, objects so dense that not even light can escape their gravitational pull. One thought rare, researchers have come to realize that black holes are surprisingly common.
Paul Chirik, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed associate director for external partnerships of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as of July 1.
Ostriker and Page receive Gruber Cosmology Prize for theoretical and experimental explorations of the universe
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."
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and Princeton University experts, has entered a five-year agreement with ExxonMobil to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment.
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.
The Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC) has issued a report recommending a broad set of initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship at the University in a way that builds on Princeton's commitments to liberal arts education, research and public service.
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).
A Princeton consortium has been formed to share efforts to turn vast amounts of scientific date into eye-friendly computer visualizations. Eliot Feibush, a computational scientist at PPPL, will lead the effort.
Three Princeton University professors were among 197 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Now in its fourth year, HackPrinceton 2015 brought together students from dozens of institutions for 24 hours of working on any project of their choice. The event organizers helped participants supplement their long hours of programming with activities such as specialized workshops and laser tag.
A material called Synthetic Muscle™ that could be used in robotics for deep space travel will be rocketed to the International Space Station for testing this week. The muscle, which could aid in travel to Mars because of its radiation resistance, was developed by Lenore Rasmussen, a synthetic polymer chemist and founder of Ras Labs, in collaboration with researchers and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.