Nannerl Keohane, senior scholar the Woodrow Wilson School and former president of both Wellesley College and Duke University, argues that a liberal arts education provides students with exposure to different disciplines, and helps them make wiser choices about their profession because they will have understood something about the intellectual foundations on which some of the alternative professions rest.
Keith Wailoo is astonished by the power of genes -- not only to shape life but also to challenge our understanding of it.
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.
A trip to India in her 20's sparked a life-long interest in the culture and people for Princeton Professor Isabel Clark-Deces, who is a professor of Anthropology and a scholar of South India.
Five to eight percent of all human-generated CO2 released into the atmosphere comes from cement factories. Claire White, an assistant professor in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is exploring sustainable alternatives.
A new study explains how fundamental physical laws can describe objects that are as small as an atom or as massive as a galaxy. Adam Burrows and Jeremiah Ostriker discuss the unifying power of physics.
Professor Garnet Chan explores why the laws of quantum mechanics are so important for chemistry.
Noted Princeton University physicist Philip Anderson celebrated his 90th birthday at a weekend workshop devoted to an illustrious career that included a Nobel Prize and contributions to understanding the fundamental nature of materials.
Cuban-born Princeton Professor Miguel Centeno has launched a research community on global systemic risk that looks to understand “the plumbing of globalization” and the potential for catastrophic failure when networks are linked. The three-year research community (AY 2014–16) is funded and administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Professor Serguei Oushakine connects the fragmented dots of the Soviet Union — its culture, its politics, its influence — in a manner that brings greater clarity to fellow scholars and undergraduates.