Research at Princeton Newsletter March 2016

Research
 at Princeton


March 31, 2016
 
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Princeton researchers go to the end of the Earth for the world's oldest ice

Researchers spent seven weeks in Antarctica drilling for ice cores over 1 million years old, which would be the oldest collected. The ice could provide a snapshot of how Earth's climate was — and what it may become.


Neutrino detector

Hunt for Big Bang neutrinos may provide fresh insight on origin of universe

Physicist Chris Tully is building a facility to detect neutrinos that appeared one second after the Big Bang, when protons and neutrons fused to create all the light elements in the universe.


Lab on a chip

Princeton fund supports research that can make a difference

Five projects have been awarded funds by Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing for their potential to become technologies or products that can benefit society.


Electrons on the surface of a Weyl semi-metal

Down the rabbit hole: how electrons travel through exotic new material

Researchers observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies: Electrons sink into the depths of the crystal through special conductive channels.

 
Brian Kernighan with students

With book on new computer language, Kernighan guides students at Princeton and beyond

Professor of Computer Science Brian Kernighan has a new book on the computer language Go. He is known for his ability to distill complex subjects for computer professionals and for students alike.
 
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Physicist Gary Horowitz to explore theories of space and time in Princeton’s Hamilton lecture

Horowitz will speak about how our understanding of space and time was revolutionized a hundred years ago by Einstein's discovery of his special and general theories of relativity.
McDonnell Hall, A02 Auditorium
Thursday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.

Beyond Brush and Ink: Two Lectures on Medium, Image, and Landscape in China

The Tang Center invites renowned scholars from around the world to deliver a series of lectures on a topic in East Asian art history. Professor of Chinese Art History Robert E. Harrist Jr. of Columbia University will present two lectures.
McCormick Hall
Tuesday, April 12 and April 19, 5:00 p.m.

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Open House

The public and the Princeton University community are invited to view the center’s spectacular new high-tech facilities, research laboratories, gardens, green roofs, and collaborative spaces.

Marder Hall, at the corner of Prospect Ave. and Olden St.
Friday, April 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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