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Julia Berndtsson ’23 co-authors paper presenting possible planet beyond Milky Way

A group of physicists and researchers, including Julia Berndtsson ’23, reported finding evidence of the existence of a planet transiting a star in an external galaxy, marking the first such potential ‘exoplanet’ ever detected outside the Milky Way.

A group of physicists and researchers, including Julia Berndtsson ’23, reported finding evidence of the existence of a planet transiting a star in an external galaxy, marking the first such potential ‘exoplanet’ ever detected outside the Milky Way.

NEWS | November 9

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Economics Nobel laureate Joshua Angrist GS ’89 discusses causal inference, his time at Princeton

Joshua Angrist GS ’89 was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics. He won half of the prize jointly with Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”

Joshua Angrist GS ’89 was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics. He won half of the prize jointly with Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.” 

NEWS | October 27

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A 'bird's-eye' view with Professor Cassie Stoddard

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mary Caswell Stoddard, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). We discuss her career in sensory ecology and color vision in birds, her field experiments in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the science of nonspectral colors.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mary Caswell Stoddard, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). We discuss her career in sensory ecology and color vision in birds, her field experiments in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the science of nonspectral colors.

PODCAST | October 20

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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 | October 14

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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 | October 11

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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 | October 10

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 | 05/12/2021

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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 | 04/13/2021

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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 | 03/25/2021

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 | 03/21/2021