Research

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...
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...
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.
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
By 2050, the projected 9 billion people on the planet will all need one thing — food. And providing that food will be one of the greatest generational challenges facing today’s Princeton University students.
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
By applying new data and Princeton’s supercomputers to the classic question of what lies beneath our feet, Princeton seismologist Jessica Irving and an international team of colleagues have developed a new model for the Earth’s outer core, a liquid iron region deep in the Earth.
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications
The rise in income inequality between skilled and unskilled workers since the 1970s might be due, at least in part, to a decline in union membership, Princeton University researchers have found.
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Researchers at Princeton University and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) have been awarded up to $40 million over five years to fund a new cooperative institute that focuses on Earth system research.

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