Research
 at Princeton


March 2017
 
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Beijing Pollution

Vehicles, not farms, are likely source of smog-causing ammonia

Vehicle tailpipes actually are a more important source of ammonia's contribution to the haze that hovers over big cities.
 


Neurons firing

Brain's 'GPS' does a lot more than just navigate

The part of the brain that creates mental maps of one’s environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously thought.
 


Images of worms

Poison and mating regulate male-roundworm populations

The findings provide insight into how aging, longevity and population are naturally regulated for different species and sexes.
 


New chemistry enabled via the use of light

Dean for Research Innovation Funds awarded to highly exploratory projects

Innovative projects in the sciences, arts and engineering have been granted funding through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research.
 

 
Time crystals image courtesy of the Joint Quantum Institute

Researchers create 'time crystals' envisioned by Princeton scientists

Strange new materials — in which atoms and molecules are arranged across space and time — are opening up entirely new ways to think about the nature of matter.
 
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Events
Free and open to the public
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Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World

Experts from academia, industry and government will address the past, present and future of energy efficiency.
Maeder Hall Auditorium, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Monday, April 3, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Cosmos

Robert P. Kirshner, the Clowes Research Professor of Science at Harvard University and chief program officer for science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will give a lecture about the origins of the universe.
Princeton University McDonnell Hall, Auditorium-02
April 20 at 8 p.m.

Tour the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a national laboratory where scientists are creating a “a star on Earth” as a future energy source.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, New Jersey

Tours are offered the first and third Friday of most months at 10 a.m.
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