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MAE professor studies how far droplets, source of COVID-19 transmission, travel when we speak

Not wearing masks, especially indoors, is “very risky,” according to Stone. “Why would you do that?,” he asked.

By creating visuals of how far speech droplets can travel, the study offers visual evidence that wearing a mask can help reduce COVID-19 transmission. 

NEWS | 10/21/2020

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U. Associate Professor of Chemistry Mohammad Seyedsayamdost named 2020 MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

NEWS | 10/15/2020

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U. researchers outline five-year transmission landscape of COVID-19

COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol, University researchers found. The model presented in the study represents the range of pandemic outcomes on a sliding scale.

COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol, University researchers found. 

NEWS | 10/04/2020

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U. researcher finds COVID-19 infections in South India driven by superspreaders in largest contact tracing study to date

“No secondary infections were linked to 71% of cases whose contacts were traced and tested,” the researchers found. Rather, 8 percent of those infected accounted for 60 percent of new cases.

“No secondary infections were linked to 71% of cases whose contacts were traced and tested,” the researchers found. Rather, 8% of those infected accounted for 60% of new cases.

NEWS | 10/04/2020

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U. affiliated U.S. Crisis Monitor reports 93% of summer BLM protests were peaceful

A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor — a joint project led by SPIA and the ACLED — shows that 93 percent of BLM demonstrations over the summer have been peaceful, with net national support for the movement.

A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor shows that 93 percent of BLM demonstrations over the summer have been peaceful, with net national support for the movement.

NEWS | 09/20/2020

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U. professor to join Facebook and Instagram study on U.S. 2020 presidential election

Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, is one of 17 researchers working on a study initiated by Facebook and Instagram to analyze political attitudes and behaviors across hundreds of thousands of users.

Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, is one of 17 researchers across the country working on a study that analyzes the political attitudes and behaviors of hundreds of thousands of social media users.

NEWS | 09/14/2020

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AI expert Adji Bousso Dieng to become first Black female faculty member at SEAS

Dieng, a researcher in generative modeling, is making history as Princeton’s first Black woman in the School of Engineering Applied Science (SEAS) and first Black faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.

Dieng, a researcher in generative modeling, is making history as Princeton’s first Black woman in the School of Engineering Applied Science (SEAS) and first Black faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.

NEWS | 09/10/2020

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Q&A with Astrophysics Professor, Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize winner Adam Burrows

“You really need to be connected to students, or you don’t get the energy that they provide. You need to collaborate with students, not only because that gives you a means to get work done, but also sparks ideas,” Burrows said of the connection between research and teaching. 

NEWS | 08/11/2020

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U. researchers contribute to discovery of new way to track mutations of epidemics, like COVID-19

“As we have seen with COVID-19, the spread has been much more rapid than leaders expected,” Poor wrote. “To the extent that this can be attributed to mutations, this model could help give decision-makers a clearer picture of what to expect and thus take quicker action if needed.” 

NEWS | 04/01/2020