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October 30, 2013
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Princeton astrophysicist Lyman Spitzer Jr. (1914-1997) was among the 20th Century’s most visionary scientists. His influences range from founding the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to inspiring the development of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Graduate students and early-career researchers presented findings on a range of topics, from an analysis of the ban on short-selling during the financial crisis, to how to reduce the ecological footprint of fast-growing cities such as Dubai, to designing drugs that target tubercosis.
The story of Jada, an elephant and the matriarch of her family, reveals much about the lives of elephants and what can be done to protect them.

Princeton University researchers found that the “landscape” for quantum control  — a representation of quantum mechanics that allows the dynamics of atoms and molecules to be manipulated — can be unexpectedly simple.
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Sat., Nov. 2, 10:00 a.m.
Fall Football Lecture: Intersections: Art and Science in America
120 Lewis Library
Princeton University

Mon., Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Harvard's Lisa Randall on the implications of the Higgs boson discovery
McCosh 50
Princeton University

Thurs., Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m.
Sharing research data: Michael Carroll, American University professor and founding member of Creative Commons
McDonnell Hall A02
Princeton University

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