Using a largescale approach to studying cellular proteins called chemoproteomics, Ralph Kleiner, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has developed a methodology that provides insights into a cell’s RNA modifications and their associated enzymes, expanding our knowledge of the workings of this central biomolecule.
- Monday, Oct 4, 2021
- Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021
What do shooting stars and astronaut safety have in common?
Both stem from the sub-microscopic rock fragments found throughout the solar system, sometimes called interplanetary dust.
- Friday, Jul 30, 2021
Arguably the most important (if least well known) industrial advancement of the 20th century, the Haber-Bosch ammonia synthesis process essentially conquered food scarcity by creating the means to mass produce fertilizer — fertilizer then used to fortify food harvests around the world.
- Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Magnetic fields around black holes decay quickly, report researchers from the Flatiron Institute, Columbia University and Princeton University. This finding backs up the so-called ‘no-hair conjecture’ predicted by Einstein’s general relativity.
- Monday, Jul 26, 2021
A team of researchers from Princeton University, the University of Toronto and Durham University in England with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have designed a new telescope called the Superpressure Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope, or SuperBIT.
- Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021
In research that draws on expertise from both chemistry and physics to deepen our understanding of the properties of topological matter, the Department of Chemistry’s Schoop Lab introduces a mechanism to design an idealized Dirac semimetal of a new kind.
The new strategy designs clean nonsymmorphic Dirac semimetals, allowing researchers to uncover electronic behaviors that had been theorized but not previously demonstrated because of interfering states or “noise” surrounding the preferred electronic state.
- Friday, Jun 18, 2021
An international team led by researchers at Princeton University has uncovered a new pattern of ordering of electric charge in a novel superconducting material.
- Thursday, May 13, 2021
A new discovery led by Princeton University researchers could upend our understanding of how electrons behave under extreme conditions due to the laws of quantum physics.
The finding provides experimental evidence that this familiar building block of matter often behaves as if it is made of two particles — one particle that gives the electron its negative charge and another that gives it a magnet-like property known as spin.
- Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021
For a half century, women have played leading roles in research, teaching and innovation at Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Today, engineering faculty also include women who completed their graduate or undergraduate degrees at Princeton. Spanning different disciplines and generations, each of them has made outstanding contributions in her respective field, and each exemplifies Princeton’s traditions of fundamental research and engineering in the service of humanity.
- Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
It turns out there is such a thing as a “karma” machine, and it lives on the ground floor of Frick Laboratory.
The high-pressure, high-temperature furnace weighs 12,000 pounds, exerting as much pressure in a corner of the lab as three cars stacked on their noses. It’s the same age as some of the researchers working with it. It occasionally stops working for no discernible reason. And it requires fine motor skills and a surfeit of good cheer to keep it running.