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Increasing rent prices are decreasing life spans, new University Eviction Lab research finds

Higher rents and eviction proceedings — even those that do not result in evictions — are linked to increased mortality, according to a new study by researchers at the University’s Eviction Lab and the Census Bureau.

Higher rents and eviction proceedings — even those that do not result in evictions — are linked to increased mortality, according to a new study by researchers at the University’s Eviction Lab and the Census Bureau.

NEWS | January 24

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6G Wireless: A new method to reduce food waste w/ Atsutse Kludze GS

B-Cubed sat down with Atsutse Kludze GS ’26 to discuss his lab's recent findings to reduce food waste. The SWAN Lab, in collaboration with Microsoft, found that producers can use 6G wireless signaling to non-invasively quantify and assess produce quality.

B-Cubed sat down with Atsutse Kludze GS ’26 to discuss his lab's recent findings to reduce food waste. The SWAN Lab, in collaboration with Microsoft, found that producers can use 6G wireless signaling to non-invasively quantify and assess produce quality.

PODCAST | November 14

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Whether you graduate college has increasing impact on mortality, new paper says

The study found that adult life expectancy for Americans with a BA in 2021 was 8.5 years longer than for Americans without a BA, who make up two-thirds of the American adult population.

The study found that adult life expectancy for Americans with a BA in 2021 was 8.5 years longer than for Americans without a BA, who make up two-thirds of the American adult population.

NEWS | October 10

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A Princeton professor says he can read your mind

Princeton professor Ken Norman and his colleagues across disciplines are conducting research into the process of mind-reading. His work holds promise for advances in brain-computer interfaces, diagnosing mental illness and neurological conditions, and education.

Princeton Professor Ken Norman and his colleagues across disciplines are conducting research into the process of mind-reading. His work holds promise for advances in brain-computer interfaces, diagnosing mental illness and neurological conditions, and education.

NEWS | October 9

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SPIA professor's research focuses on racial health disparities post pandemic

Professor Noreen Goldman and her colleagues recently published “The impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy among four Asian American subgroups,” deconstructing aggregate data about Asian American life expectancies after the pandemic.

Professor Noreen Goldman and her colleagues recently published “The impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy among four Asian American subgroups,” deconstructing aggregate data about Asian American life expectancies after the pandemic.

NEWS | October 4

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Nobel week opens with the prize in medicine going to honorary degree holder

Honorary doctorate degree holder Dr. Katalin Karikó was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology alongside immunologist Dr. Drew Weissman for their discovery of the mRNA technology at the heart of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Honorary doctor degree holder Dr. Katalin Karikó was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology alongside immunologist Dr. Drew Weissman for their discovery of the mRNA technology at the heart of the COVID-19 vaccine.

NEWS | October 2

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A research team’s finding of pre-human burial sites was publicly lauded. Then came the peer reviews.

The flashy rollout became a source of controversy when critical peer reviews were published on July 12 — only five days before Unknown: Cave of Bones was released.

The flashy rollout became a source of controversy when critical peer reviews were published on July 12 — only five days before Unknown: Cave of Bones was released.

NEWS | July 18

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Senior Thesis Spotlight w/ Hannah Faughnan ’23 and Imani Mulrain ’23

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Simone Kirkevold sit down with Hannah Faughnan ’23, a senior in the EEB department, and Imani Mulrain ’23, a senior in the Chemistry department, to learn more about their senior theses.

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, we sit down with Hannah Faughnan ’23, a senior in the EEB department, and Imani Mulrain ’23, a senior in the Chemistry department, to learn more about their senior theses.

PODCAST | May 18

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‘The sky didn’t fall’: Knapp, Bahcall reflect on journey as Princeton’s first two female astrophysics professors

In interviews with The Daily Princetonian, Knapp and Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics Neta Bahcall described their experiences as the department’s first two female professors.

In interviews with The Daily Princetonian, Knapp and Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics Neta Bahcall described their experiences as the department’s first two female professors.

NEWS | April 20

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Material Design and Quantum Computing Applications w/ Grad Student Josh Leeman

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Noelle Kim sit down with Josh Leeman, a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Noelle Kim sit down with Josh Leeman, a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

PODCAST | April 17

Computer Vision w/ Dr. Ruth Fong

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh sits down with Dr. Ruth Fong, a researcher and professor at Princeton in the COS department. Dr. Fong discusses her interest in computer vision and explainable AI, gives us insight into her lab (the Looking Glass Lab)'s collaboration with the Visual AI Lab to learn more about AI biases, and offers the valuable advice of 'finding your village' to students navigating academics. 

PODCAST | 03/27/2023

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Seyedsayamdost Lab discovers first pathway for Selenium insertion into natural products

In a study titled “Biosynthesis of selenium-containing small molecules in diverse microorganisms,” published in the journal Nature, Princeton researchers in the Department of Chemistry reported on the discovery of a new pathway in selenium metabolism. Their discovery marks a huge step in understanding selenium metabolism in almost 20 years.  

In a study titled “Biosynthesis of selenium-containing small molecules in diverse microorganisms,” published in the journal Nature, Princeton researchers in the Department of Chemistry reported on the discovery of a new pathway in selenium metabolism. Their discovery marks a huge step in understanding selenium metabolism in almost 20 years.  

NEWS | 03/23/2023

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Theoretical Computer Science w/ Dr. Pedro Paredes

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Lina Kim sit down with Dr. Pedro Paredes, a professor and researcher in the Computer Science Department to learn more about his research with theoretical computer science. Aside from discussing his work, Dr. Paredes delves into what sparked his interest in the topic, and even includes a puzzle for listeners. 

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Lina Kim sit down with Dr. Pedro Paredes, a professor and researcher in the Computer Science Department to learn more about his research with theoretical computer science. Aside from discussing his work, Dr. Paredes delves into what sparked his interest in the topic, and even includes a puzzle for listeners. 

PODCAST | 03/21/2023

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Immunology in Rewilded Lab Mice w/ Grad Student Alexander E. Downie

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Ketevan Shavdia sit down with Alexander E. Downie, a Ph.d candidate with the Graham lab, to learn more about his upcoming dissertation. Alec discusses his research with rewilded lab mice, a recent New Yorker article featuring the Graham lab, and advice for students pursuing grad school. 

PODCAST | 03/06/2023

 

The Mind of the Yellow Fever Mosquito w/ Grad Student Timothy W. Schwanitz

Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond sits down with Timothy W. Schwanitz, a graduate student in the McBride lab to learn more about his experience working at the lab. Timothy discusses his interest in insects and etymology, the research the McBride lab does, and advice for students in STEM.

Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond sits down with Timothy W. Schwanitz, a graduate student in the McBride lab to learn more about his experience working at the lab. Timothy discusses his interest in insects and etymology, the research the McBride lab does, and advice for students in STEM.

PODCAST | 02/20/2023

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Hecht lab proposes novel method of producing quantum dots

Frick’s Hecht laboratory reported a method of producing quantum dots — which are used in LED screens and solar panels — that requires lower temperatures and less toxic solvents than current processes. 

Frick’s Hecht laboratory reported a method of producing quantum dots — which are used in LED screens and solar panels — that requires lower temperatures and less toxic solvents than current processes. 

NEWS | 01/26/2023

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Social Computing w/ Dr. Andrés Monroy-Hernández

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Lina Kim sit down with Dr. Andrés Monroy-Hernández, a professor in the Computer Science department to learn more about Social Computing. Dr. Monroy-Hernández discusses his journey into CS, creative uses for AI, and addressing AI biases.

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Lina Kim sit down with Dr. Andrés Monroy-Hernández, a professor in the Computer Science department to learn more about Social Computing. Dr. Monroy-Hernández discusses his journey into CS, creative uses for AI, and addressing AI biases.

PODCAST | 12/19/2022

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Pathogen Detection Using mCARMEN w/ Dr. Cameron A. Myhrvold ’11

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Ketevan Shavdia sit with Dr. Cameron A. Myhrvold ’11, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton, to discuss his research on using CRISPR to develop new technologies for pathogen detection.

In this episode of Brains, Black Holes, and Beyond, Senna Aldoubosh and Ketevan Shavdia sit with Dr. Cameron A. Myhrvold ’11, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton, to discuss his research on using CRISPR to develop new technologies for pathogen detection.

PODCAST | 12/12/2022