On October 6, Professor David MacMillan became the first Princeton faculty member to be awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry. In that whirlwind of a day, MacMillan brought focus to one of the strategies he sees as critical to advancing fundamental science: Collaboration. Not just with scientists in one’s own field. But with scientists from other disciplines and with industry.
- Monday, Oct 11, 2021
- Friday, Jan 7, 2022
Mathematical physicist Elliott Lieb has been selected to receive the 2022 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research for “major contributions to theoretical physics through obtaining exact solutions to important physical problems, which have impacted condensed matter physics, quantum information, statistical mechanics and atomic physics.”
- Thursday, Jan 6, 2022
Viruses outnumber humans by about 400 trillion to one, and yet pandemics are rare. Why? Why do a few viruses inflict so much damage, when the vast majority are harmless or even helpful?
Those questions drive A.J. te Velthuis, a virologist who joined Princeton’s molecular biology faculty in January 2021.
- Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021
Acarbose is a commonly prescribed antidiabetic drug that helps control blood sugar levels by inhibiting human enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates. Now, new research from the laboratory of Princeton researcher Mohamed Donia demonstrates that some bacteria in the mouth and gut can inactivate acarbose and potentially affect the clinical performance of the drug and its impact on bacterial members of the human microbiome.
- Friday, Dec 17, 2021
Rodney Priestley, vice dean for innovation and the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Xiaohui Xu, a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, have been featured in Newsweek’s list of America’s Greatest Disruptors: Mind Blowers for their invention of a solar-powered water filter that could provide clean drinking water in areas with limited access to electricity.
- Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, will present an honorary lecture on Thurs. Dec 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Engage 2021, Princeton’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference. The lecture is online, free and open to the public. Register for Engage 2021.
- Monday, Nov 29, 2021
Engage 2021, Princeton University’s second annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference, will feature a long list of top speakers and panelists presenting over two days, starting Wednesday.
But don’t be confused: The event will be much more than just a college lecture.
Rodney Priestley, the vice dean for innovation at the school, said the virtual event Dec. 1-2 is meant to do as its title suggests: engage.
- Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
Engage 2021, Princeton’s second annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference, will be held online Dec. 1 and 2. The conference, which is free and open to everyone, offers opportunities to learn about, and catalyze, the transformation of discoveries into innovations that benefit society — from biomedicine and clean energy to wireless, cryptocurrency and quantum computing.
- Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) announced today that David McComas is a recipient of the 2022 Hannes Alfvén Medal for his plasma physics research.
- Monday, Nov 8, 2021