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Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa researchers.
Visiting Professor and Alumna Zhu Mao *09, USTC, China, will receive the 2018 Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award at AGU’s Fall Meeting 2018, to be held 10–14 December in Washington, D. C. Mao is currently working with the Duffy Research Group.
An international team, led by Princeton geoscientist Tullis Onstott (Fr: 5:21), South African microbiologist Esta van Heerden and Belgian biologist Gaetan Borgonie, are pioneers in the search for life buried in the rock where no one thought it could survive. A South African gold mine that goes two miles beneath the Earth's surface holds far more than just precious metals.
PCUR correspondent Alec Getraer ’19 talks about how Princeton’s heavy workloads are often a source of stress. Getraer suggests a few strategies that help when his own work piles up.
The Earth and Planetary Sciences department at UC Davis made an announcement that Professor Emeritus Eldridge Moores passed away on October 28th, 2018. Eldridge’s career spanned nearly 60 years, from the birth of plate tectonics to controversies surrounding fracking. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1963. His postdoctoral work on the Vourinois ophiolite complex in northern Greece led to a major breakthrough in tectonics.
Since 1991, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy each year that is 150 times greater than the energy humans produce as electricity annually, suggesting that Earth is more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than we knew, according to a study by Princeton and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers. The study was led by Laure Resplandy, assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute. (Funding: NSF)
Art — painting and photography, in particular — has played an important role in building a romantic narrative of United States history. It also has the potential to inspire people to protect the very wilderness that has been destroyed in the making of the nation, said author and environmentalist Bill McKibben at a lecture Thursday evening in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
Atholl Sutherland-Brown, retired chief geologist for the British Columbia Geological Survey, died Dec. 9, 2016, at age 93.
Princeton graduate students, postdocs and undergrads explore the most widely used deep learning techniques for computer vision tasks and delved into using new parallel computing programs to dramatically speed up applications. Quote: “We see a progressive approach to science with a uniquely high number of homegrown applications, such as the open-source software packages created by the Theoretical and Computational Seismology Group led by Jeroen Tromp.”
Last year, Princeton announced a plan to expand the University by 2026, adding another residential college and building new athletic facilities on the south side of Lake Carnegie. In what ways will this latest expansion transform our campus, and how does that change fit with the university’s historic land use?