The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science is dedicated to exploring the frontiers of theory in the natural sciences. Its purpose is to promote interaction among theorists and seed new directions in research, especially in areas cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Created in 2005, the Center enables theoretical studies in a range of disciplines spanning from physics to astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering and geosciences. The Center is home to a corps of Center Postdoctoral Fellows, chosen from nominations made by senior theoretical scientists around the world. A group of senior Faculty Fellows, chosen from science and engineering departments across the campus, are responsible for guiding the Center. Center activitiesinclude focused topical programs chosen from proposals by Princeton faculty across the natural sciences. The Center is a focus for innovation and cross-fertilization in theoretical natural science at Princeton.
The Center regularly hosts seminars and conferences, including topics such as The Origins of Life; Higgs Particle Physics after Discovery; and Stability, Energetics, and Turbulent Transport in Astrophysical, Fusion, and Solar Plasmas.
"The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science is unique due to its remarkable diversity of subject areas," said Igor Klebanov, acting director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science and the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics. "Our focus on theory across disciplines helps early-career scientists learn how to exchange ideas with theorists from other fields, a skill that serves them well in today's rapidly changing research environment."