The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant to a research team headed up by Salvatore Torquato, Lewis Bernard Professor of Natural Sciences, Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, one of 28 such teams throughout the country to receive funding beginning this year.
- Thursday, Mar 10, 2022
- Wednesday, Mar 9, 2022
- Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022
Two Princeton professors, mathematician Charles Fefferman and ecologist Simon Levin, have received Frontiers of Knowledge Awards from the BBVA Foundation.
- Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022
Chemists tend to think of the human body as operating out of a sense-and-respond paradigm. For example, you eat sugar, the pancreas senses the intake, and it responds by releasing the hormone insulin to keep your glucose levels in check.
Scientists have long wondered whether there is a similar regulatory strategy for clearing other metabolites, like amino acids, to keep blood levels in a healthy range.
The short answer: Nope.
- Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022
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.
- Thursday, Feb 17, 2022
Two professors and one Princeton graduate alumnus are among the 11 winners of this year’s prestigious Wolf Prizes.
- Thursday, Feb 10, 2022
Billions of dead lithium-ion batteries, including many from electric vehicles, are accumulating because there is no cost-effective process to revive them. Now Princeton researchers have developed an inexpensive, sustainable way to make new batteries from used ones and have spun off a company to scale up the innovation.
- Thursday, Feb 10, 2022
Department of Chemistry assistant professors William Jacobs and Leslie Schoop have each been awarded five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Materials Research, the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty.
- Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022
Bonnie L. Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, has been announced as a winner of the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Since 1978, the Wolf Foundation has awarded the acclaimed Wolf Prize to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world (regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views), for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations amongst peoples.
- Thursday, Jan 20, 2022
Two-day program included focus on University’s commitment to grow the New Jersey innovation ecosystem