Nobel laureate Kip S. Thorne GS ’65 discusses black holes, receives James Madison Medal at Alumni Day
The James Madison Medal is awarded annually to an alumnus or alumna of the University Graduate School “who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved a record of outstanding public service.”
Launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 12, 2018, the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission, nicknamed “Parker,” was a $1.5 billion project. The mission seeks to “touch the Sun,” discovering the secrets of the star’s corona by performing unprecedented observations and measurements of solar winds, magnetic fields, and energetic particles that originate from the star’s mysterious outer atmosphere.
In his senior thesis, Volcker criticized how the Federal Reserve dealt with inflation in the wake of WWII. Thirty years later, becoming Chairman of the Federal Reserve among economic turmoil, he began a crusade against inflation that would define his career.
The Office of Admission mailed letter notifications to student applicants on Dec. 12, and the admissions decisions can also be viewed by the applicants through online access starting at 7 p.m.
He joined the faculty of the Wilson School in 1988, becoming the first Frederick H. Schultz ’51 Professor of International Political Economy and transferring to emeritus status in 1997.
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 the 2020 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.
“Tonight’s discussion addresses a topic — truth-seeking — that resides at the heart of this university, and indeed, at the center of any research university worthy of the name,” said University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
The initiative aims to bring together over 30 faculty members from the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Physics.
In June, Lithuanian start-up company Planner 5D filed a lawsuit against the University and Facebook over alleged illegal appropriation of the firm’s proprietary dataset, which consisted of three-dimensional objects and scenes.