The mission of Princeton University will be brought to life in a new way through Engage 2020, the inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference scheduled for November 4-6, 2020. Presented by the Princeton innovation and entrepreneurship team and its campus partners, Engage 2020 will offer more than 50 live, online sessions of relevance to academia, business and industry, Princeton alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and the intellectually curious.
- Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020
- Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020
A study of more than a half-million people in India who were exposed to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 suggests that the virus’ continued spread is driven by only a small percentage of those who become infected.
- Friday, Jul 31, 2020
A new relationship between the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) and Genentech, a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, is enabling several Princeton faculty members to pursue mission-driven collaborations in fundamental research.
Genentech will fund five new projects, raising PCI’s total funded commitments to over $65M in just over two years.
- Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020
The Princeton Center for Complex Materials, a research center at Princeton University dedicated to discovering the materials of the future and training a globally competitive and diverse workforce, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand its groundbreaking interdisciplinary mission into two new areas: quantum technologies and biology-inspired materials.
- Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020
Clifford Brangwynne, a biophysical engineer who transformed the way scientists see cell biology, has won the 2020 Blavatnik National Award in Life Sciences.
- Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020
Poison is lethal all on its own — as are arrows — but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A weapon that simultaneously attacks from within and without can take down even the strongest opponents, from E. coli to MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus).
- Monday, May 18, 2020
Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science.
The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable to the strain of coronavirus causing the pandemic — SARS-CoV-2 — and the speed at which the pathogen spreads means that climate conditions are only likely to make a dent in the current rate of infection.
- Monday, May 18, 2020
A National Science Foundation grant will support Princeton researchers studying how COVID-19 may be spread by people without symptoms through everyday social interactions involving breathing and speaking.
- Friday, May 15, 2020
Catching COVID-19 isn’t all-or-nothing, says virus researcher Caroline Bartman in the latest episode of Princeton University’s “We Roar” podcast. Instead, it’s more like a poison: while a tiny amount of most toxins might just make you queasy, a heaping spoonful would be deadly. And like lead poisoning from old pipes, the dose accumulates over time.
- Tuesday, May 12, 2020
COVID-19's rapid spread throughout the world has been fueled in part by the virus' ability to be transmitted by people who are not showing symptoms of infection.
Now, a study by researchers at Princeton has found that this silent phase of transmission can be a successful evolutionary strategy for pathogens such as viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The study was published May 8 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.