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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
A ‘joy ride’ of a career: Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics for tackling big questions about the universe
Curiosity and a lifelong love of science led James Peebles to the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Ben Strauss talks to ‘All for Earth’ about climate science and daily life
 “All for Earth” podcast speaks with Ben Strauss about working at the frontlines of communicating climate science — the local weather forecast.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Get moving! The mystery of animal group behavior
Some animals rapidly bunch up and coordinate their movements to evade predators. But this behavior has long puzzled scientists. Now, biologists at Princeton are delving into the mystery by observing the behavior of small schooling fish.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Colloquium illuminates perspectives, impact of humanistic inquiry
Faculty members, students and University staff celebrated the beginning of the fall semester with the 13th annual Humanities Colloquium, “Tradition, Critique & Imagination.”
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Princeton announces initiative to propel innovations in quantum science and technology
Princeton University has announced the creation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative to foster research and training across the spectrum from fundamental quantum science to its application in areas such as computing, sensing and communications. The initiative strengthens research opportunities and...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative awarded NSF grant to promote STEM careers
The Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) at Princeton University has received a National Science Foundation grant to help build a national alliance to forge pathways to science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers for people who are, or were, incarcerated.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Genes, the social environment and adolescent smoking
Researchers at Princeton suggest that teens are influenced to smoke not only by their peers but — surprisingly — by their peers’ genes. New evidence on teen smoking behavior points to the genes of people around us, the genetics of our social environment, as significant factors in why some people...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Graduate school dean appeals for release of Xiyue Wang on 3-year anniversary of his detention in Iran
On August 7, 2016, authorities in Iran detained Princeton University history graduate student Xiyue Wang in Tehran, where he remains held in Evin prison. Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Princeton Graduate School, issued the following statement August 7, 2019, appealing for Wang’s immediate release...
Monday, July 29, 2019
Small but mighty: A mini plasma-powered satellite under construction may launch a new era in space exploration
A tiny satellite under construction at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) could open new horizons in space exploration. Princeton University students are building the device, a cubic satellite or “CubeSat,” as a testbed for a miniaturized rocket thruster with...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
More farmers, more problems: How smallholder agriculture is threatening the Western Amazon
A verdant, nearly roadless place, the Western Amazon in South America may be the most biologically diverse place in the world. There, many people live in near isolation, with goods coming in either by river or air. Turning to crops for profit or sustenance, farmers operate small family plots to...

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