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

  • Sedgewick receives prize for mathematical exposition

    Monday, Nov 26, 2018
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    The American Mathematical Society has awarded its 2019 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition to Robert Sedgewick, Princeton’s William O. Baker *39 Professor in Computer Science, and posthumously to French computer scientist Philippe Flajolet, for their 2009 book “Analytic Combinatorics.”

  • Merging memory and computation, programmable chip speeds AI, slashes power use

    Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018
    by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

    By shifting a fundamental property of computation, Princeton researchers have built a new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the energy demands of systems used for artificial intelligence.

    The chip, which works with standard programming languages, could be particularly useful on phones, watches or other devices that rely on high-performance computing and have limited battery life.

  • Smaller components could mean big savings for data centers

    Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
    by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications; Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Researchers at Princeton and MIT have found a way to save big on power consumption for data centers while making a key electronic component much smaller.

  • Researchers simplify tiny structures' construction drip by drip

    Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
    by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

    Popping the top on house paint usually draws people to look inside the can. But Princeton researchers have turned their gaze upward, to the underside of the lid, where it turns out that pattern of droplets could inspire new ways to make microscopically small structures.

  • Human activities are dissolving the seafloor

    Monday, Nov 5, 2018
    by Princeton University

    With increasing carbon dioxide from human activities, more acidic water is reaching the deep sea, dissolving some calcite-based sediments, say an international team of researchers.

  • Earth's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat per year than previously thought

    Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute, and Robert Monroe, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    For each year during the past quarter century, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego. The strong ocean warming the researchers found suggests that Earth is more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than previously thought.

  • ‘These Vibes Are Too Cosmic’ brings science to WPRB

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
    by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications; Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    At the unlikely intersection of talk radio, modern music and the Princeton graduate physics program is “These Vibes Are Too Cosmic,” a radio show bringing cutting-edge science research and groovy tunes to your dial every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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