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Friday, April 8, 2022
What do you see when you listen to music?
Music isn't a truly universal language, it turns out. A team of researchers led by Elizabeth Margulis, director of Princeton's Music Cognition Lab, found that culture and background influence what we visualize when we listen to instrumental music we've never heard before.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Princeton's Mellon Fellows are bringing fresh perspectives to research and teaching in architecture, urbanism and the humanities
The broadly interdisciplinary fellows program of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative is expanding scholarship on critical issues affecting cities globally.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Princeton alumnus Dennis Sullivan wins Abel Prize for mathematics
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2022 Abel Prize to Dennis Sullivan, a 1966 Ph.D. graduate of Princeton, “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology.” The Abel Prize is widely considered equivalent to a Nobel prize for mathematics.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Fisch receives funding for 'unlikely but fantastic' clean energy technology
The funding is part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2021 Program to strengthen novel approaches to clean energy.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Humble lizards offer new possibilities for artificial lungs
A new study from Princeton University shows how the brown anole lizard solves one of nature’s most complex problems — breathing — with elegant simplicity, providing new inspiration for engineers designing advanced biotechnologies.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Political polarization and its echo chambers: Surprising new, cross-disciplinary perspectives from Princeton
Like a natural system, democracy faces collapse as polarization leads to loss of diversity. Studies published this week in a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explore why and how.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain  
Princeton computer scientists have helped design an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt that can produce crisp, full-color images.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Princeton researchers discover new strategy to encourage vaccinations and masking
"It is critical to get people to behave in accordance with the CDC guidelines, not just believe that they are the right things to do," say Princeton researchers. So they found a way: By combining advocacy with mindfulness, they can create cognitive dissonance that helps people match their behaviors...
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
New Princeton partnership pairs students with mentors to tackle complex climate challenges
Princeton University’s Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment and the High Meadows Environmental Institute pair students and researchers to work on solutions to today’s most-pressing environmental issues.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Princeton chemists discover a key to greener food production
Princeton University's Paul Chirik and his research team have found the vital first step toward creating fertilizer without generating tons upon tons of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. Their work could be the key to ending world food scarcity in a carbon-neutral way.

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