Senior Zoe Toledo, president of the student organization Natives at Princeton, knew that when she came to the University, she would want to focus on her Native American culture and community, although she would likely be part of a small group.
Before coming to Princeton, Jordan Thomas received lots of advice, but the words that stuck with him most were, “Never forget where you came from.”
Just how quickly is the dark matter near Earth zipping around? The speed of dark matter has far-reaching consequences for modern astrophysical research, but this fundamental property has eluded researchers for years.
After senior Faridah Laffan read the work of Brazilian art and architecture historian Amy Buono describing the Portuguese influence on Brazilian religious objects, she was intrigued. The history major found the relationship fascinating and was convinced that the subject matter would make a great topic for her senior thesis.
Several Princeton University departments and programs and over 30 Princeton-area nonprofit organizations will investigate the theme of “Migrations” from February through May. Programming will include lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, author talks, performances and more.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and five Princeton faculty members participated in and led discussions on global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week.
Born in Venezuela, Ana Patricia Esqueda moved to the United States in the fifth grade, speaking little English. She is now a junior at Princeton, the first in her family to attend college.
Atmospheric physicist Syukuro Manabe has been awarded Sweden’s prestigious Crafoord Prize in Geosciences “for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth’s climate system.”
Nitrogen-based synthetic fertilizer forms the backbone of the world food supply, but its manufacture requires a tremendous amount of energy. Now, computer modeling at Princeton University points to a method that could drastically cut the energy needed by using sunlight in the manufacturing process.
A dawning field of research, artificial biology, is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. At Princeton, chemistry professor Michael Hecht and the researchers in his lab are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical processes that sustain life.
Six research-stage technologies with promise to benefit society as future products or services have been selected to receive funding through Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund.
Last week, a U.S. government report outlined attacks made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on democratic institutions over nearly two decades. Princeton’s Jacob Shapiro discusses the report, its findings and recommendations.
This fall semester, eight Princeton undergraduates are exploring the art of the photographic portrait through historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as producing their own projects in the course “Portraiture: The Practice of Representation.”
Examining a major road-building program in India, researchers at Princeton University and the Paris School of Economics used an innovative technique to show that political corruption increased the chances that roads meant to connect isolated areas to the rest of the country would never be built, even though the government had paid for them.
The presidents of Princeton University and Microsoft Corp. on Thursday urged members of Congress to act quickly to provide long-term protection, including a path to citizenship, for “Dreamers.”
Princeton University researchers have found that the climate models scientists use to project future conditions on our planet underestimate the cooling effect that clouds have on a daily — and even hourly — basis, particularly over land.
When Princeton’s Josh Daskin traveled to Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in 2012, its iconic large animals were returning from the brink of extinction. Gorongosa, among Africa’s most spectacular wildlife preserves until the 1970s, had been devastated by an anti-colonial war of liberation followed by a ghastly 15-year civil war.
Molecular biologist Mike Levine likes to recall his childhood when he talks about the reason he came to Princeton. “I grew up near Hollywood and I always loved movies as a kid, so when I saw that Princeton scientists were capturing videos of gene expression in living organisms, it personally resonated with me.”
Climate modeler Venkatramani Balaji has been selected as one of 18 researchers who will participate in French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate science program announced in June.
By the time Princeton professor Robert Prud’homme visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle two years ago, his technology for encasing medicine in ultra-small particles had already led to new drug delivery approaches for high-value medical applications, including oncology.