Friday, May 1, 2020New Princeton study takes superconductivity to the edge
The existence of superconducting currents, or supercurrents, along the exterior of a superconductor, has been surprisingly hard to find. Now, researchers at Princeton have discovered these edge supercurrents in a material that is both a superconductor and a topological semi-metal. This evidence for...
Monday, April 6, 2020Tiny polymer springs give a boost to environmental cleanup
Cleaning up groundwater is no small job, but a team of Princeton researchers is on a mission to make it simpler — using microscopic springs.
Thursday, April 2, 2020Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield
In a new approach to storm surge protection, a Princeton team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas, which would provide shade during fair weather and could be tilted in advance of a storm to form a flood barrier. The researchers used computational modeling to begin...
Thursday, March 19, 2020Mathematics Ph.D. alumnus Furstenberg receives Abel Prize
Hillel Furstenberg, a 1958 Ph.D. alumnus in mathematics, shares the Abel Prize — the mathematics equivalent of a Nobel Prize — with Gregory Margulis.
Thursday, March 5, 2020Geneticists pump the brakes on DNA, revealing key developmental process
Researchers at Princeton have revealed the inner workings of a gene repression mechanism in fruit fly embryos, adding insight to the study of human diseases.
Monday, February 24, 2020Working together: Inspiration, public service and innovation are central themes at Alumni Day
Physics Nobel laureate Kip Thorne and ACLU leader Anthony D. Romero were honored for achievements as Princeton alumni.
Friday, January 31, 2020Learning about the cultural heritage of a monastic community at Mount Menoikeion, Greece
This past summer marked the 15th year of the Mount Menoikeion seminar, which brings together Princeton students for a week of fieldwork study and discussion at an ancient monastic community in Greece.
Thursday, January 30, 2020For the love of Earth: A humanistic inquiry
Students in the course "Literature and Environment" consider how storytelling illuminates environmental issues.
Monday, December 30, 2019In leap for quantum computing, silicon quantum bits establish a long-distance relationship
In an important step forward in the quest to build a quantum computer using silicon-based hardware, researchers at Princeton have succeeded in making possible the exchange of information between two qubits located relatively far apart — about the length of a grain of rice, which is a considerable...
Monday, December 9, 2019Civil liberties leader Romero, physics Nobel laureate Thorne to receive top alumni awards
Princeton University will present its top awards for alumni to Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Kip Thorne, co-winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.