Brangwynne, pioneer of cell biology, receives Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences .
Princeton bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne, a pioneer in the soft-matter physics of cells, has been awarded the 2020 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences. Brangwynne, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), was part of a team of researchers who first discovered liquid structures within living cells that organize and carry out important functions without the use of membranes.
Pierre Piroué, renowned researcher of high-energy experimental physics, dies at 88 .
Pierre Piroué, a pioneer in experiments on particle physics, died Feb. 12 at Princeton Medical Center, New Jersey. He was 88. Piroué was the Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He became a faculty member in 1961 and transferred to emeritus status in 2001.
Princeton accelerates innovation through funding of six technologies with potential for societal impact .
Six research discoveries with the potential to provide benefit to society have been awarded funding from the University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which aims to speed the development of innovative projects into real-world applications.
Princeton is led by Christopher L. Eisgruber, a constitutional scholar who became our 20th president in 2013. The trustees are responsible for the overall direction of the University. Our academic officers and officers of the corporation oversee various aspects of University governance.
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