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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Princeton faculty Bialek, Dennehy, Mian, Perry, Ralph and Taylor and three graduate alumni win 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships
Six Princeton faculty members and three graduate alumni have received 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Princeton chemists grapple with 'Karma'
Researchers working with Robert Cava use a “rare and crazy” machine known as Karma that subjects materials to the kinds of intense temperatures and pressures that occur deep underground, allowing them to discover materials and structures that don't exist on Earth's surface.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Ph.D. alumnus Wigderson receives Abel Prize
Avi Wigderson, a 1983 Ph.D. alumnus, shares this year's Abel Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The Graduate School announces the launch of new features in My Financials
My Financials is a centralized home for student financial information accessed via the Student Financials Center in TigerHub...
Friday, February 12, 2021
Yoshiaki Shimizu, distinguished scholar who ‘transformed the study of Japanese art’ and Princeton graduate alumnus, dies at 84
Yoshiaki Shimizu, the Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Emeritus, and a renowned scholar of Japanese art history, curator and Princeton graduate alumnus, died on Jan. 20, 2021, of lung cancer at home in Portland, Oregon. He was 84.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Dewdrops on a spiderweb reveal the physics behind cell structures
The physics at work in the beading of dewdrops on a spiderweb is the same as that which drives the sub-microscopic beading of a protein called TPX2, which is necessary to building microtubules (the skeleton of the cell) and which also plays a role in some cancers.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Discovery of quantum behavior in insulators suggests possible new particle
In a surprising discovery, Princeton physicists have observed behavior in an insulator that is typically observed in metals, which hints at the existence of an entirely new type of quantum particle.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
What caused the ice ages? Tiny ocean fossils offer key evidence
Since the discovery that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations were lower during past ice ages, the cause has been a mystery. Now, the fossils of ocean algae reveal that a weakening in upwelling in the Antarctic Ocean, the ocean around Antarctica, kept more CO2 in the deep ocean during...
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Theodore Ziolkowski, renowned scholar of German and European literature and ‘one of the true giants of the Princeton faculty’ dies at 88
Theodore "Ted" Ziolkowski, former dean of Princeton's Graduate School, the Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages, Emeritus, and professor of Germanic languages and literatures and comparative literature, died Dec. 5, 2020. He was 88.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Princeton graduate student Cassidy Yang dies in Ohio
Princeton University doctoral student Cassidy Yang died this past weekend in Ohio as a result of a car accident. She was 26.

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