Simon Levin has shed new light on the interactions among groups of plants and animals living together. His research has generated improved management of natural resources such as forests and fisheries, and enhanced environmental policies.
Archive – March 2014
A prolific researcher who joined the Princeton faculty in 1993, Yakov Sinai has been awarded the 2014 Abel Prize by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for his influential 50-year career in mathematics.
Tubal ligation – or having one's "tubes tied" – is widely used to prevent unintended pregnancies. However, current Medicaid policies create roadblocks for low-income women trying to obtain the procedure, according to a Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School review.
While it may seem that judges in nonpartisan elections would be less influenced by popular majority opinion, a Princeton University-led report finds the opposite is true. On hot-button issues like the death penalty, state supreme court justices in the United States are more likely to side with the public majority sentiment, the researchers report. However, this occurs only after moneyed interest groups begin pushing for or against specific judicial stances.