State supreme court justices who don't face voters are generally more effective than their elected counterparts, according to research led by Princeton University political scientists.
Archive – February 2013
The genetic factors behind many human diseases and characteristics remain unknown, but new research from Princeton University suggests ways this "missing heritability" could be found.
David Botstein, Princeton University's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics and molecular biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was among 11 recipients of the inaugural $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $50,000 fellowships recognize promising early-career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues.
A possible Higgs boson of cancer and steps to give natural biodiversity a fighting chance were among the topics Princeton University researchers discussed during the 2013 AAAS annual meeting.
Three Princeton researchers will join a mission to study dark energy and dark matter as participants in the European Space Agency's (ESA) planned Euclid space telescope project. The Princeton astrophysicists will work as part of team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.
A large-scale field experiment conducted during the December 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia suggests that fraud had a significant impact on the results. The research marks an advance in efforts to quantify vote fraud.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University professor of computer science and public affairs, was among 69 researchers nationwide elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
On the eve of Dec. 20, 2012, while the international news media were reporting on the alleged "end of the world" predicted by the ancient Maya calendar, six Princeton students and their professor were in Guatemala to experience the phenomenon firsthand.
TAG Optics, a company based on technology developed at Princeton University, has won the prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation, which recognizes products that improve life through the application of light-based technologies.