In September 2020, the University launched A Year of Forward Thinking, an initiative that invited Princetonians and others to join in a conversation focused on responding to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Over the course of A Year of Forward Thinking, which spanned the 2020-21 academic year, faculty and alumni shared their best ideas in a monthly online series reflecting the University's mission to serve humanity.
- Friday, Jul 30, 2021
- Friday, Apr 30, 2021
After a year of nationwide lockdown, organizers of the annual symposium of the Princeton Institute of Materials looked to the future, focusing on strengthening engagement with alumni, government and industry.
- Thursday, Jun 10, 2021
Worley, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction services, has joined Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership as a charter member of the corporate membership program of the Andlinger Center, with a desire to help move the world to carbon neutrality through its vision for sustainable projects and operations.
- Monday, Jun 7, 2021
Presented in concert with J.P. Morgan and Johnson & Johnson Innovation on May 18 and 19, the Conference brought together life sciences professionals from 9 countries and 20 states as well as the District of Columbia and featured nearly 70 company and pitch presentations, hundreds of 1:1 partnering meetings and plenary sessions led by industry leaders and world-renowned research institutions from the region.
- Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
In an investigation that may inspire new ideas about the application of light on ultrafast timescales to study material characteristics, researchers in the Schoop Lab and the Scholes Group are reporting results that could provide evidence for a rare photo-induced phase transition in a topological semimetal.
- Friday, Apr 16, 2021
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.
- Friday, Jul 9, 2021
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.
- Friday, Mar 26, 2021
What does learning look like inside the brain?
Can a brain scan reveal if a student is learning a tough curriculum or falling behind?
These and other questions prompted a team of Princeton neuroscientists to launch an ambitious experiment, scanning 24 students’ brains six times during the 2018 spring semester to quite literally watch them learn.
- Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
Scientists from Princeton chemistry and computer science work with industry to create tool based on machine-learning
In the past few years, the Doyle Lab has turned increasingly to data science techniques to assist problem-solving in organic synthesis. Researchers are driven partly by a year-old federal initiative that seeks to conjoin data science and chemistry, and partly by the notion that a chemist’s time is better spent exploring new reactions than optimizing them.
- Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
Name change more accurately reflects the department's range and impact in computer and information technologies
In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won unanimous support at the Feb. 1 monthly meeting of the University Faculty.