Stories about Princeton research relevant to a corporate and foundation audience.

  • New campus-wide service will enhance access to research data

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    With the goal of making the results of research and scholarship more accessible, Princeton will launch a new service to provide infrastructure and training to University researchers on how best to format and curate data in ways that facilitate long-term storage and discovery.  

  • Coping with growth: Conference presents ideas to shape future cities

    Thursday, May 9, 2019
    by John Sullivan and Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.

  • Princeton Research Day explores the research process across disciplines

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    by Aaron Nathans, Office of Engineering Communications

    Say the word “research,” and the first images that come to mind might be a test tube, a microchip, or a laser and safety goggles.

    But at the fourth annual Princeton Research Day, the sciences and engineering will share center stage with research on topics such as 17th-century Italian keyboard music, reflections on the musical “Legally Blonde” and a supernova illustrated by dance.

    Princeton Research Day starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, in the Frist Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Harnessing sunlight to pull hydrogen from wastewater

    Monday, May 6, 2019
    by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. Now, a research team at Princeton University has harnessed sunlight to isolate hydrogen from industrial wastewater.

  • Jennifer Rexford talks to ‘She Roars’ podcast about partnering with Google and computer science’s revolution

    Friday, May 3, 2019
    by Margaret Koval, Office of Communications

    In the newest episode of the “She Roars” podcast, Professor Jennifer Rexford, Class of 1991 and chair of Princeton’s computer science department, discusses the computational whirlwind that has transformed almost every walk of life and has even reshaped the fundamentals of a university education since she entered college.  

  • Symposium honoring Socolow looks forward from 48 years of climate action

    Monday, Apr 22, 2019
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

    In the grand tradition of European academia known as festschrift, colleagues and friends of a retiring academic gather to commemorate the gravity and legacy of the person’s career with papers and talks.

    Robert Socolow has been to enough festschrifts to know that, after 48 years at Princeton of teaching, studying, contemplating, reframing, challenging, and often times expanding how scientists and society understand the environment, a retrospective wasn’t for him.

  • Bhargava and Scholes elected to Royal Society

    Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge announced today that Manjul Bhargava and Gregory Scholes are two of the 62 scientists who have become fellows or foreign members of the Royal Society.


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