Alexander (Lex) Smits, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, came to Jadwin Gymnasium recently to talk with Princeton women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart and players Alex Rodgers and Blake Dietrick about the physics behind shooting three-pointers.
Princeton researchers are strongly motivated to apply their discoveries to solving real-world problems.
Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science offers this video library featuring Princeton's highly successful young entrepreneurs.
Childhood trauma has been associated with a greater risk of health problems later in life. As a summer research project, Melody Qiu, Class of 2016, explored the question of whether people who frequently use emergency room-based hospital care had experienced childhood trauma. She interned with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
A Google Hangout with Joao Biehl, an anthropologist and co-director of Princeton's Global Health Program and Princeton Class of 2013 student Raphael Frankfurter, executive director of the nonprofit group Wellbody Alliance. Frankfurter discusses his group's work in Sierra Leone and efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak.
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.
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.
Discover how ice cores taken from the remote Antarctic serve as unique time capsules, containing records of the Earth's climate from the distant past.
As part of an entry level chemistry class, students at Princeton took on the challenge of explaining "What is Color?" to an 11-year old. The task is inspired by The Flame Challenge, an education initiative of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.