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David Card, from his interview with U.C. Berkeley about his reception of half of the 2021 Nobel prize in economics
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Nobel-Prize-winning economist David Card GS ’83 discusses labor markets and Princeton influences

A graduate alumnus and former University faculty member, David Card was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his empirical contributions to labor economics.” He sat with the ‘Prince’ to discuss his prize, his career, and Princeton’s influence on his work.  

A graduate alumnus and former University faculty member, David Card was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his empirical contributions to labor economics.” He sat with the ‘Prince’ to discuss his prize, his career, and Princeton’s influence on his work. 

NEWS | 2 days ago

Left: David Card GS ’83 discusses his work and receiving the Nobel Prize during an interview at UC Berkeley on Monday. Right: MIT economist and Nobel laureate Joshua Angrist GS ’89.
Brittany Hosea-Small / UC Berkeley
Lillie Paquette

Card GS ’83, Angrist GS ’89 win Nobel Prize in Economics

Card and Angrist join fellow Nobel laureates Professor Syukuro Manabe, Professor David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.

Card and Angrist join fellow Nobel laureates Professor Syukuro Manabe, Professor David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.

NEWS | 5 days ago

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, professor in the Department of African American Studies
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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor wins 2021 ‘Genius Grant’

Princeton African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. An award winning published author, she is currently working on an investigation of civil rights in the 1980s — among other projects.

Princeton African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. An award winning published author, she is currently working on an investigation of civil rights in the 1980s — among other projects.

NEWS | 6 days ago

 David MacMillan speaks with media and well-wishers the morning of the announcement 
 Courtesy of Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite (2021) 

Princeton professor David MacMillan awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric organocatalysis.

David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric organocatalysis. 

NEWS | October 6

Princeton University researcher and 2021 Nobel laureate in physics Syukuro Manabe at his home in Princeton the morning of the Nobel Prize announcement.
Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

Princeton meteorologist Syukuro Manabe awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Syukuro Manabe was one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for his work in physical modeling of global climate with Klaus Hasselmann.

Syukuro Manabe was one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for his work in physical modeling of global climate with Klaus Hasselmann.

NEWS | October 5

The White House in Washington, D.C.
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Two Princeton professors, two alumni appointed to serve on White House science committee

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.”

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.” 

NEWS | October 5

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‘Which side are you on?’ with Patricia Hoyos

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Patricia Hoyos, a graduate student in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. We discuss her work on the development of spatial biases, working with children, and her experiences building a graduate project out of undergraduate independent work.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Patricia Hoyos, a graduate student in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. We discuss her work on the development of spatial biases, working with children, and her experiences building a graduate project out of undergraduate independent work. 

PODCAST | September 29

The Graduate College, with Cleveland Tower. 
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New research finds women in academic fields that value ‘brilliance’ more likely to experience imposter syndrome

A new study, co-led by Professor Sarah-Jane Leslie, found that women were more likely to experience imposter syndrome in fields that value “brilliance.”

A new study, co-led by Professor Sarah-Jane Leslie, found that women were more likely to experience imposter syndrome in fields that value “brilliance.”

NEWS | September 22

The School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Princeton to lead Northeast Innovation Hub with $15M NSF grant

Upon receipt of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton will lead a the NSF Innovation Corps Northeast Hub in collaboration with several other universities in order to better integrate research and the market in an inclusive way.

Upon receipt of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton will lead a the NSF Innovation Corps Northeast Hub in collaboration with several other universities in order to better integrate research and the market in an inclusive way. 

NEWS | September 12

 
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Decoding Mosquitoes with Zhilei Zhao

In this episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab at Princeton. We discuss his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against insect-borne illnesses.

In this episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab at Princeton. We discuss his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against insect-borne illnesses.

PODCAST | September 1

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Automating Observations with Talmo Pereira

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Talmo Pereira, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neuroscience. We discuss the ups and downs of grad school and how the software he is developing is working to unite neuroscience, ecology, and computer science.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Talmo Pereira, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neuroscience. We discuss the ups and downs of grad school and how the software he is developing is working to unite neuroscience, ecology, and computer science. 

PODCAST | May 12

Frick Chemistry Laboratory, the home of Princeton’s chemistry department.
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton will be the site of a new cancer research branch

The University has partnered with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to open a new branch at Princeton — one that will specialize in cancer metabolism and how diet impacts our understanding of cancer.

The University has partnered with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to open a new branch at Princeton — one that will specialize in cancer metabolism and how diet impacts our understanding of cancer.

NEWS | April 13

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Princeton researchers' new technology could create more effective vaccines

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

NEWS | March 25

Professor Yibin Kang and his lab group. Professor Kang is located in the center, and Mark Esposito is located fifth from the right.   Courtesy of Maša Alečković

Kang lab discovers new organelle involved in cancer spread

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

NEWS | March 21

Nicole Templeman
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Nematodes and Reproductive Aging with Nicole Templeman

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Nicole Templeman, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Victoria. We discuss her most recent publication and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her lab.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Nicole Templeman, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Victoria. We discuss her most recent publication and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her lab.

PODCAST | January 16

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton study outlines viable, affordable plans for America to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Five proposed net-zero emissions pathways involve standard expenditures, and save money in years to come, according to a study by University researchers.

The teams behind the study—led by the co-principal investigators Chris Greig, Eric Larson, and Jesse Jenkins of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment—determined that all five proposed net-zero emissions pathways involve expenditures that remain within the standard bounds of historical annual energy GDP costs, or about 4%-6% of the nation’s GDP. 

NEWS | December 20

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Cited in election lawsuit, Princeton professor Andrew Appel ’81 says ex-Trump attorney’s claims have little merit

Appel has pushed back against the suit’s use of his past testimony and affirmed the 2020 election’s technological security. 

University computer science professor Andrew Appel has been cited alongside one of his studies as an “industry expert” in a Georgia lawsuit contesting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The lawsuit is the latest in a series filed by ex-Trump campaign manager Sidney Powell. Appel has publically pushed back against the use of his scientific papers in this suit, and has signing a statement affirming the technological security of the 2020 election. 

NEWS | December 1