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Archive – November 2012
Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researchers Emily Carter, Choong-Seock Chang, William Tang and Jeroen Tromp are among the recipients of the Department of Energy’s 2013 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory and Experiment (INCITE) multi-year award.
Researchers from Princeton University, the Bank of England and the University of Oxford applied methods inspired by ecosystem stability and contagion models to banking meltdowns and found that large national and international banks wield an influence and potentially destructive power that far exceeds their actual size.
Recent research suggests that a short-term focus on immediate needs might lead individuals to borrow too much at high cost.
The American Mathematical Society selected 19 Princeton professors to be among its inaugural class of Fellows. The class includes 1,119 researchers from more than 600 institutions worldwide.
Princeton neuroscientists have been awarded a $4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore how the human brain enables us to pursue goals and juggle priorities in an environment full of distractions.
Ilana Witten, a new assistant professor in psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, received the NIH Director's New Innovator Award for 2012.