News

Friday, Jul 20, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
Princeton astrophysicist David McComas will be the principal investigator for a science mission to sample, analyze and map particles streaming to Earth from the sun and from the edges of interstellar space. He is presenting the mission’s goals and status at the international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) meeting today in Pasadena,...
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
by The Office of Communications
An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. The researchers developed a new method for analyzing existing chemical compounds that relies on the mathematical properties like symmetry that govern the...
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018
by The Office of Communications
Princeton University’s Lewis Arts complex, which opened in October 2017, received two industry awards this month for its redevelopment focus and for construction of a cultural building. The Lewis Arts complex is among 14 New Jersey redevelopment projects awarded by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine...
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018
by Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang
Fictional work often stimulates a broader debate about politics and history. This was the case following the release of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” in 2015. A beloved literary hero, Atticus Finch was remade into a bigoted antagonist. In today’s episode, historian and author Joseph Crespino joins Julian Zelizer to discuss the controversy that...
Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
by Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang
Every so often, a presidency comes to be seen in a new light. An example of this is President Jimmy Carter, a man viewed by some as part of a troubled period in Democratic politics. A series of new books are shedding light on the Carter presidency, his legacy and what was happening in the 1970s. In this episode, Julian Zelizer is joined by Amb....
Friday, Jul 6, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Princeton University researchers used carefully engineered impurities in diamonds to show how the material could be used to make a key part of a communications network for quantum information, a new generation of data beyond the ones and zeroes of conventional computing.
Thursday, Jul 5, 2018
by Melissa B. Moss, Office of Communications
Replacing a cluster installed in 2012, Princeton’s new flagship computer, TIGER, arrived quietly on campus in March and was put through months of routine testing and debugging before being officially unveiled in late May. At close to six times the power of its predecessor, TIGER––funded jointly by the University Provost, the Princeton Institute...
Thursday, Jul 5, 2018
by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications
Princeton University’s Department of Public Safety will be among the first emergency dispatch centers across the country to receive precise location data for 911 mobile calls placed within its jurisdiction. For nearly a year, the department has been involved in beta testing and development for RapidSOS NG911, an Internet Protocol-based system...
Monday, Jul 2, 2018
by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, Princeton researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.
Monday, Jul 2, 2018
by Larry Bernard, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1.

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