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Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes.” She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

Wide collaborations and a 'close-knit community of scholarship' catalyze advances

Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and chair of the department, highlights developments in bioengineering and materials science, and new efforts to optimize the learning environment for students.

Riding a wave

The effect demonstrated in this video – a particle surfing its own wave – was identified by a team of researchers from Howard Stone’s lab in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, along with their counterparts at the Flatiron Institute and the Center for Soft Matter Research, both in New York. 

Andlinger Center conference tackles challenges of a changing climate

The conference featured panels on the role of technological innovation, market forces, public policy and behavioral science in combating climate change. It focused on the power and transportation sectors, the two largest sources of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

With funding, U.S. could double carbon captured underground

With the right public infrastructure investment, the United States could as much as double the amount of carbon dioxide emissions currently captured and stored worldwide within the next six years, according to an analysis by Princeton University researchers.

Chip ramps up artificial intelligence systems' performance

Researchers have fabricated a chip that markedly boosts the performance and efficiency of neural networks—computer algorithms modeled on the workings of the human brain.

Student teams take on complex societal problems via Tiger Challenge

Tiger Challenge guides students from across the University through a process for investigating seemingly intractable problems and designing solutions.

National Academies panel on securing the vote includes computer science professor

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have released a report on vulnerabilities in the U.S. election system along with recommended steps to secure the vote.

In a tiny worm, a close-up view of where genes are working

A team at Princeton’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics has produced new resources for research involving the roundworm C. elegans: a comprehensive view of which genes are active in each of the four major tissues of adult worms, as well as a tool for predicting gene activity across 76 more specific cell types.

Princeton’s first AI4ALL summer program aims to diversify the field of artificial intelligence

Princeton’s inaugural AI4ALL summer program brought 32 rising 11th-graders to campus for an immersive residential camp with the aim of bringing young people from underrepresented groups into the growing field of artificial intelligence.

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