Research at Princeton Newsletter April 2016

Research
 at Princeton


April 29, 2016
 
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Phytoplankton spread around the globe in less than a decade

Ocean currents push phytoplankton — and pollution — around the globe faster than thought

The billions of single-celled marine organisms known as phytoplankton can drift from one region of the world's oceans to almost any other place on the globe in less than a decade.
 


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Gene behind 'evolution in action' in Darwin's finches identified

Scientists have identified a specific gene that within a year helped spur a permanent physical change in a finch species in response to a drought-induced food shortage.
 


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Trees' internal water pipes predict which species survive drought

Researchers have identified the traits that best protect trees against death from drought.
 


Dopamine neurons (Image credit: Witten lab)

Study finds role for dopamine neurons in movement

The finding could help researchers better understand dopamine’s role in movement-related disorders.
 

 
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Dean for Research Innovation Funds enable bold and creative new projects

The University's support for early-stage research encourages investigation into ideas that have great potential to make a difference.
 
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Events
Free and open to the public

Princeton Research Day

Posters, talks, art exhibitions and performances by Princeton undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Frist Campus Center
Thursday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mathematicians Helping Art Historians and Art Conservators

Ingrid Daubechies of Duke University will speak about how mathematicians are assisting in the study and understanding of art works, their manufacture process and their state of conservation.
Jadwin Hall Lecture Hall A10
Thursday, May 5, 8:00 p.m.

Transborder Traffic/Afghan Imaginaries: Fragments of an Intellectual History

Nile Green of the University of California-Los Angeles will give three lectures on Afghan studies.

Lewis Library 120
May 3, 4, and 5, 4:30 p.m.
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