Foundations

  • Bacteria prompt a new look at the dynamics of collective behavior

    Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022
    by Tom Garlinghouse

    A study led by Princeton researchers has revealed how bacteria navigate obstacles to ensure cohesive group movement. The finding has implications for understanding the general processes of collective migration, from cancer cells responding to chemical stimulus to wildebeest moving across the savanna.

  • DOE extends University PPPL contract

    Monday, Mar 21, 2022
    by The Office of Communications

    On March 21, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Princeton University extended the contract for Princeton’s management and operation of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), located on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

  • Fefferman and Levin receive BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

    Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022
    by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute; Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Two Princeton professors, mathematician Charles Fefferman and ecologist Simon Levin, have received Frontiers of Knowledge Awards from the BBVA Foundation.

  • Spinout from Zemer Gitai lab announces seed funding and hiring of CEO

    Thursday, Mar 3, 2022
    by Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

    ArrePath, a drug discovery spinout founded by Zemer Gitai, the Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and professor of molecular biology, has announced a seed round of $20 million to advance its proprietary, machine learning-based platform for discovering new classes of anti-infectives. The startup is addressing the global need for new antibiotics that more effectively treat drug-resistant infections and overcome antimicrobial resistance. 

  • Scientists visualize electron crystals in a quantum superposition

    Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022
    by Tom Garlinghouse for the Department of Physics

    Princeton scientists are using innovative techniques to visualize electrons in graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon atoms. They are finding that strong interactions between electrons in high magnetic fields drive them to form unusual crystal-like structures similar to those first recognized for benzene molecules in the 1860s by chemist August Kekulé. These crystals exhibit a spatial periodicity that corresponds to electrons being in a quantum superposition.

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