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  • Princeton announces initiative to propel innovations in quantum science and technology

    Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Princeton University has announced the creation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative to foster research and training across the spectrum from fundamental quantum science to its application in areas such as computing, sensing and communications.

    The new initiative builds on Princeton's world-renowned expertise in quantum science, the area of physics that describes behaviors at the scale of atoms and electrons. Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize areas ranging from secure data transmission to biomedical research, to the discovery of new materials.

  • New topological behavior of electrons in 3-D magnetic material

    Friday, Sep 20, 2019
    An international team of researchers led by scientists at Princeton University has found that a magnetic material at room temperature enables electrons to behave counterintuitively, acting collectively rather than as individuals. Their collective behavior mimics massless particles and anti-particles that coexist in an unexpected way and together form an exotic loop-like structure. The study was published this week in the journal Science.
  • New national facility will explore low-temperature plasma — a dynamic source of innovation for modern technologies

    Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
    by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Low-temperature plasma, a rapidly expanding source of innovation in fields ranging from electronics to health care to space exploration, is a highly complex state of matter. So complex that the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with Princeton University to become home to a collaborative facility open to researchers from across the country to advance the understanding and control of this dynamic physical state.

  • Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries

    Monday, Jul 15, 2019
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    Atomic interactions in everyday solids and liquids are so complex that some of these materials’ properties continue to elude physicists’ understanding. Solving the problems mathematically is beyond the capabilities of modern computers, so scientists at Princeton University have turned to an unusual branch of geometry instead.

  • SmartDriving Car Summit focuses on mobility for all

    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    by Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications

    As autonomous vehicles approach widespread adoption, it’s critical that diverse groups collaborate on policies and other measures that ensure the technology benefits people most in need of transportation, according to participants in a conference at Princeton last week.

  • Forensic engineering preserves art treasures by saving historic buildings

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    by Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Italian Renaissance frescos of the gods and goddesses of air, water, fire and earth enliven the ceiling and four walls of the Room of the Elements in Florence’s famed Palazzo Vecchio, but without structural engineers’ work to preserve such historic buildings, the world could eventually lose these masterpieces.

  • Coping with growth: Conference presents ideas to shape future cities

    Thursday, May 9, 2019
    by John Sullivan and Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.

  • Symposium marks growth for Princeton’s materials institute

    Friday, Apr 5, 2019
    by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

    Materials science is an "enabling discipline,” Dean of Engineering and Applied Science Emily A. Carter told the audience gathered for the annual symposium of Princeton’s materials institute last week. It allows researchers, students and entrepreneurs from widely different fields to come together to create new technologies and solutions to difficult societal problems.

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