Princeton and Columbia universities have proposed a method that could allow scientists to customize and grow highly purified crystals, known as photonic crystals, with relative ease.
Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," in recognition of his work in the geometry of numbers.
Gerard Wysocki of Princeton University discusses his laser technology for detecting nitric oxide in the breath as a way for doctors to monitor patient health.
In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success.
Moses Charikar, a professor of computer science and Anatoly Spitkovsky, an associate professor of astrophysical sciences have been selected to receive 2014 Simons Investigators awards.
The "Art of Science 2014" exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus consists of 44 images and 12 videos of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The works, part of a recurring show now in its seventh iteration, were chosen from more than 250 images and 50 videos submitted from over 25 departments across the University. This video offers a cross-section of the artwork on display.
People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
PPPL receives $4.3 million to increase understanding of the role that plasma plays in synthesizing nanoparticles
The new funds will expand research in a nanotechnology laboratory that the lab launched in 2012 with PPPL Laboratory Directed Research and Development funds.
John Storey, a professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has been named the director of the new Center for Statistics and Machine Learning.
Emily Carter receives Remsen Award for outstanding achievement in chemistry. The award recognizes her work in pioneering the development of unique tools to study and design materials, most recently for sustainable energy from solar and fuel cells to fusion.
The benefits of technology transfer go far beyond the financial rewards to include job creation and improved quality of life, according to a review article co-written by a group of leading technology transfer officers from major research universities, including Princeton University.
Two Princeton University faculty members have been selected as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, and will receive flexible funding over four years to help establish their research careers.
Using a computer model to explore water as it freezes, a team at Princeton University has found that water's weird behaviors may arise from a sort of split personality: at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, water may spontaneously split into two liquid forms.
In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics today, the CMS experiment at CERN reported new results on an important property of the Higgs particle. The CMS result follows preliminary results from both experiments, which both reported strong evidence for the fermionic decay late in 2013. The CMS team features the involvement of researchers at Princeton University.
Entrepreneurship committee seeks to engage alumni, campus community in fostering innovations for society
The Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee has launched a website seeking feedback from alumni, students, faculty and staff about their involvement in and suggestions for entrepreneurial activities at Princeton.
Two new research technologies — a microscope for probing bacterial biofilms and an instrument to measure the properties of ultrathin plastics — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Established in 2009 by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, a 1976 Princeton alumnus and former trustee, and his wife, Wendy, the fund supports projects with the potential for broad impacts on research in the natural sciences or eng
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and six other 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.
The hackathon opened Friday evening at Jadwin Gym on the Princeton University campus and continued for 36 hours ending Sunday afternoon, March 30. Some 500 undergraduates from more than 40 universities, packed the gym working furiously on programming and hardware projects.
The world's largest virtual currency,Bitcoin, continues to make headlines, but many still don't have a clue about the inner workings of Bitcoin or its influence. Princeton Professor Ed Felten explains.
The first annual Dean for Research Innovation Funds have been awarded to a group of projects that push the boundaries of research in the natural sciences, encourage research partnerships with industry, and facilitate collaborations between investigators in the arts and the sciences or engineering.