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Nicholas A. Christakis is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University and a well-known public health expert. He is also the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science and the director of the Institute’s Human Nature Lab.
New Jersey residents must “stay at home,” with some exceptions beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, according to Executive Order No. 107, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed into effect on Saturday, March 21. Violating the order could result in fines or imprisonment.
Freeman Dyson, one of the last great theoretical physicists of the WWII era, who walked the Princeton grounds alongside the likes of Einstein and Oppenheimer, died last Friday at 96.
Prominent experimental particle physicist and long-time University faculty member Pierre Adrien Piroué died on Feb. 12 at the age of 88.
Known for his contributions to gravitational physics and astrophysics, as well as his theory that space wormholes can be used for time travel, 2017 Nobel laureate Kip S. Thorne GS ’65, became the recipient of the University’s highest graduate alumni honor and delivered the James Madison Medal Lecture on Alumni Day 2020.
The University Space Physics group and David J. McComas, a professor in the astrophysical sciences department, contributed to building a record-breaking spacecraft, which is providing new, crucial information about the solar winds and particles from the Sun’s outer atmosphere.
Paul A. Volcker ’49, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, died last month at the age of 92.
The University has selected 791 students for admittance to the Class of 2024 through Single-Choice Early Action (SCEA).
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul A. Volcker ’49, who led the effort to suppress inflation throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died at the age of 92.
Maria Ressa ’86, an acclaimed journalist and 2018 Time Magazine Person of the Year, has been announced as the Class of 2020 Baccalaureate speaker, according to an email sent out to the members of the 2020 graduating class by their class government.
Samuel Hynes, a World War II veteran, as well as the University’s Emeritus Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and emeritus professor of English, passed away at his home in Princeton on Oct. 10 at the age of 95.
Two renowned University-affiliated academics from opposite ends of the political spectrum came together in a talk to agree on what they see as the fundamental role of academia — truth-seeking and open inquiry. McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Robert P. George and Class of 1943 University Professor of African American Studies, Emeritus Cornel West GS ’80 spoke at an event titled “The Spirit of Truth-Seeking” on Friday night.
The University announced on Sept. 25 the formation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative (PQI) as an effort to advance research, development, and education in both fundamental science and technological applications in fields such as quantum computation and quantum information systems.
In June, Lithuanian start-up company Planner 5D filed a lawsuit against the University and Facebook over alleged illegal appropriation of one of the firm’s proprietary datasets.
Prominent theoretical physicist and professor of physics Steven Scott Gubser ’94 died in Chamonix, France, on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Toni Morrison, a renowned author, Nobel laureate, and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at the University, has died at the age of 88.
At the 2019 Baccalaureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, and guest speaker George F. Will GS ’68 encouraged graduates to practice the virtue of praise. During his speech, Will faced protest from students in response to his past remarks on sexual assault on college campuses.
Grace Sommers ’20 has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award established by the United States Congress in recognition of outstanding undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Charles Gordon Gross, a professor emeritus of psychology at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and pioneer of cognitive neuroscience, died at age 83 in Oakland, Calif. on April 13.
On the afternoon of Monday, April 29, a group of demonstrators who self-identified as Christian staged a protest on campus, telling passers-by they “must obey Jesus or face hellfire.”