- Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
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- Monday, Oct 8, 2018
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on Oct. 5 presented the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) with an engraved plaque designating the laboratory an ASME historic mechanical engineering landmark for its achievements in the quest to develop magnetically controlled fusion energy.
- Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
Two Princeton professors — one who explores the interior structures of cells, and another who mathematically defines thresholds between shifting, complex systems — have been awarded 2018 MacArthur Fellowships. Choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili, a Hodder Fellow in the Lewis Center for the Arts, also received an award.
- Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold "for the directed evolution of enzymes." She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies."
- Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Using the first year of data gathered by the Hyper Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, an international team of researchers has created and analyzed the deepest-ever map of dark matter.
The Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey collaboration team, including scientists from Princeton University, Japan and Taiwan, used tiny gravitational distortions in images of about 10 million galaxies to make a precise measurement of the “lumpiness,” or uneven distribution, of matter in the universe.
- Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
Scientists have long prized the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for studying the biology of multicellular organisms. The millimeter-long worms are easy to grow in the lab and manipulate genetically, and they have only around 1,000 cells, making them a powerful system for probing intricacies of development, behavior and metabolism.
- Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Wednesday, Sept. 19, that Roberto Car, Princeton’s Ralph W. *31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry and a professor with the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, was one of 10 researchers to win funding for computational chemistry. His proposal title was “Computational Chemical Science Center: Chemistry in Solution and at Interfaces.”
- Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
Nat Fisch, associate director for academic affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), and professor of astrophysical sciences and director of the Program in Plasma Physics at Princeton University, has received a 2018 Distinguished Career Award from Fusion Power Associates (FPA).
- Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
Quantum particles can be difficult to characterize, and almost impossible to control if they strongly interact with each other — until now.
An international team of researchers led by Princeton physicist Zahid Hasan has discovered a quantum state of matter that can be “tuned” at will — and it’s 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This level of manipulability opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing.