A new study explains how fundamental physical laws can describe objects that are as small as an atom or as massive as a galaxy. Adam Burrows and Jeremiah Ostriker discuss the unifying power of physics.
Research News Features
Archive – January 2014
Princeton University psychology professor Michael Graziano has developed a new theory of consciousness he calls the "attention schema theory" that takes a completely different approach to explaining consciousness.
Hyunjune Sebastian Seung and Michal Kolesár join Princeton Faculty.
Kulkarni, winner of the 2007 President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, will take over as dean of the Princeton University Graduate School, effective March 31.
Parents and nonparents have similar levels of life satisfaction once factors such as higher educational attainment, higher income, better health and religiosity are taken into account.
How a contagious dog tumor went global: Princeton's Bridgett vonHoldt in Nature.
...problem that turned out to be wrong, says Charles Fefferman of Princeton University, who wrote the official formulation of the problem for Clay...
The technology was discovered by researchers from IFW Dresden, Princeton University , and Technische Universitat Dresden, and independently by researchers ...
...Princeton University Professor of Economics Alan Krueger discusses the challenges facing women in the workplace...
Garnet Chan is being recognized for his pioneering research in the field of numerical simulation of highly correlated quantum systems in chemistry and physics.
DarkSide-50 is an experiment that is searching for particles of dark matter, which are thought to make up about 23 percent of the universe but have yet to be detected. The DarkSide-50 team is made up of faculty, students and researchers from dozens of institutions around the world, with lead scientists at Princeton University. The experiment is taking place at Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory, located underneath a mountain about 80 miles east of Rome.
DarkSide-50,an experiment that began this fall in Italy, is aimed at finding dark matter, a mysterious substance known as that makes up a quarter of the universe. Researchers feel that finding this substance will solidify our understanding of how the universe formed and shed light on its ultimate fate.
Princeton University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which supports discoveries that have significant potential for further development into products or services, has been awarded to four technologies: enhanced cybersecurity, non-scarring tattoo removal, 3-D photography and a laser-scanning device.
Professor Garnet Chan explores why the laws of quantum mechanics are so important for chemistry.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has released "Star Power," a new informational video that uses dramatic and beautiful images and thought-provoking interviews to highlight the importance of the Laboratory’s research into magnetic fusion.
A sun shade designed to account for the sun’s path within a specific geographic location can keep harmful types of ultraviolet rays away from playgrounds and gathering spots.
In worms, male sperm and seminal fluid trigger pathways that cause females to dehydrate, prematurely age and die, researchers reported in the journal Science. The demise of the female appears to benefit the male worm by removing her from the mating pool for other males.
Materials heralded as the future of powering our homes and communities could help in the development of high-efficiency electric-power delivery.
Four Princeton University-affiliated research projects have been awarded grants that enable them to use two of America's fastest supercomputers.
Bacteria refuse to share food generated by the community's productive members with the loafers of thier kind.
Four Princeton University professors have received the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
Princeton's Prison Teaching Initiative gives inmates a second chance. Since the program began eight years ago, nearly 500 inmates have earned college credits.
A quarter-century after leaving his home country, Wantchekon has built upon his remarkable past to forge an academic career focused on studying — and working to shape — governance and institutions in Africa.
Researchers hope that by studying other solar systems they can confirm theories about how planets form and perhaps even learn whether life exists on these other worlds.