Aleksandr Logunov, an assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a 2019 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. This year’s class features 22 early-career scientists and engineers, who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.
- Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019
- Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
Princeton postdoctoral research associate Emily Dennis has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of 15 Hanna Gray Fellows for 2019. The awards, established by HHMI to support diversity in biomedical research, are given to exceptional early-career scientists.
- Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
- Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
This summer, 14 Princeton students practiced the art of active listening. As interns involved in an oral history project designed to capture the experiences and personal narratives of resettled refugees across the U.S., they were immersed, as one student described, in “the landscape of immigration.”
- Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Kayothera, an early-stage therapeutics company and Princeton University spinout, is working to give hope to some of the most vulnerable cancer patients. Now the company’s aspirations are being bolstered by significant seed funding received from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF). This is the first sizable deal under a framework established by NJHF and Princeton University.
- Friday, Aug 9, 2019
As another sign that entrepreneurship is booming at Princeton University, the Slavin Family Foundation awarded undergraduates Matthew Marquardt, a chemistry major in the Class of 2021, and Rohan Shah, a molecular biology major in the Class of 2020, with Slavin Fellowships for their work in entrepreneurship on campus and beyond. They are among 26 global recipients of the Slavin Fellowships.
- Friday, Aug 9, 2019
In front of a collection of industry representatives, Princeton faculty, staff and fellow students in early June, a new sub-team of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club named Alimtas BioVentures capped a year of unprecedented entrepreneurial work at the University. Alimtas, a self-managed team of Princeton undergrads, formed a multidisciplinary team to perform due diligence and develop a fundraising pitch deck for a technology developed by Princeton faculty.
- Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
Steven Scott Gubser, a professor of physics at Princeton University and a highly accomplished scholar of string theory and black holes, died as a result of a rock-climbing accident on Saturday, Aug. 3, in Chamonix, France. He was 47 years old. At the time of his death, Gubser was on vacation in Europe with his family.
- Monday, Aug 5, 2019
Imagine standing in a lumberyard and being asked to build a house — without blueprints or instructions of any kind. The materials are all in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you have the first idea how to get from point A to point B.
That was the situation facing the Princeton biologists who are building microtubules, the skeleton of the cell, from scratch.
- Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
In spring 2018, the surprising discovery of superconductivity in a new material set the scientific community abuzz. Built by layering one carbon sheet atop another and twisting the top one at a "magic" angle, the material enabled electrons to flow without resistance, a trait that could dramatically boost energy efficient power transmission and usher in a host of new technologies.