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Symposium will inaugurate new materials institute, Oct. 21-22

Leading researchers in fields from electrical engineering to architecture are scheduled to speak at the inaugural symposium of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials ( PRISM ) Thursday and Friday Oct. 21-22.

The symposium will take place in 101 Friend Center and is free and open to the public with advance registration. Seating at meals is subject to availability. President Shirley M. Tilghman, PRISM director James Sturm and engineering dean Maria Klawe will deliver opening remarks beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

An international group of scientists from academia and industry will give technical talks about cutting-edge research on subjects ranging from nanotechnology to "frozen light." Structural engineer Guy Nordenson, professor architecture at Princeton, will speak on "Structural Improvisations on Materials" at a banquet dinner Thursday evening.

Princeton created PRISM last year, merging the strengths of two previous organizations, the Princeton Materials Institute and the Center for Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials. Research at the combined institute is highly interdisciplinary and spans from theoretical work to experimental research conducted in partnership with industry.

The symposium will be Webcast live; for viewing information, visit the WebMedia page.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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