Navigating the urban environment, smartly

Elie Bou-Zeid's research team examines the environment in urban areas.

Spotty coverage: Climate models underestimate cooling effect of daily cloud cycle

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.

Life-saving medicines grow from fundamental chemistry, win Gates Foundation backing

Princeton research helps deliver critical medicines to the developing world.

Let it flow: Ideas, creativity, findings, benefits to society

The researchers in Princeton’s Complex Fluids laboratory are sometimes inspired by a cup of coffee or a permanent marker.

Making better choices, from power to payloads

Mathematical optimization aids many industries.

Data science provides genomic guide to health and disease

Statistics and machine learning clarify complexities of gene regulation.

New forms shape solar power

Polymer chemistry yields solar cells, sensors, and smart windows. 

Math marks the path from sonar to cell phones

Early work in signal processing fueled communications revolution.

Making many networks work as one

Work on network protocols grows to big-picture view of Internet stability and safety.

Building sound systems and space engines

Physics of propulsion and sound waves yields advances from living rooms to deep space.