• Report: Federally-funded research at Princeton leads to economic growth, new companies and jobs in New Jersey and beyond

    Friday, Apr 16, 2021
    by Aaron McClendon, Office of Government Affairs

    Two Princeton faculty spinout companies featured for their life-changing innovations and economic benefits

    A new report released this week highlights the role of federally funded research at Princeton and other universities in catalyzing economic growth, creating jobs and fostering innovation in New Jersey and across the country.

  • Research meets the challenge of measuring urban carbon emissions

    Monday, May 17, 2021
    by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute

    As more people call for action against climate change, more than 500 cities worldwide have established low-carbon and net-zero carbon goals intended to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades.

    But a major challenge to these decarbonization plans is the lack of a consensus on how to measure urban carbon emissions in the first place.

  • Professor emeritus Spergel becomes president of Simons Foundation

    Friday, Jul 9, 2021
    by Jonathan Garaffa

    Former advisee Dalcanton named to succeed Spergel at Flatiron Institute

    David Spergel, emeritus professor of astronomy at Princeton and the former director of the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute, became president of the Simons Foundation on July 1. Simons Foundation co-founders Marilyn and Jim Simons selected Spergel for the role in December 2020. The Simons are now co-chairs of the Simons Foundation Board of Directors after stepping down from their day-to-day leadership roles.

  • Study shows how cities can consider race and income in household energy efficiency programs

    Monday, Jun 7, 2021
    by Rachel Nuwer

    Climate change and social inequality are two pressing issues that often overlap. A new study led by Princeton researchers offers a roadmap for cities to address inequalities in energy use by providing fine-grained methods for measuring both income and racial disparities in energy use intensity. Energy use intensity, the amount of energy used per unit floor area, is often used as a proxy for assessing the efficiency of buildings and the upgrades they receive over time.

  • Princeton team discovers new organelle involved in cancer metastasis

    Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Some of Princeton’s leading cancer researchers were startled to discover that what they thought was a straightforward investigation into how cancer spreads through the body — metastasis — turned up evidence of liquid-liquid phase separations: the new field of biology research that investigates how liquid blobs of living materials merge into each other, similar to the movements seen in a lava lamp or in liquid mercury.

  • Princeton IP accelerator selects seven projects for R & D funding

    Friday, Mar 5, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Inventions in biomedicine, drug development, solar energy, battery recycling, clean water and climate risk win out

    Seven technologies that address some of society’s biggest challenges — from foolproof antibiotics to low-cost water purification — will receive support for research and development through Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund


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