Princeton University was founded in 1746 as a private university currently located in Princeton, New Jersey. Originally, the university was called College of New Jersey and located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. (no relation to the College of New Jersey located in Trenton). Today, Princeton University is rated as a research institution with approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Princeton University is the 4th wealthiest university in the world with nearly a $16 billion endowment. Princeton is highly rated among national and universities world wide. Notable programs include, psychology, behavioral neuroscience, public and international affairs, graduate engineering and finance.
On warmer Earth, most of Arctic may remove, not add, methane
In addition to melting icecaps and imperiled wildlife, a significant concern among scientists is that higher Arctic temperatures brought about by climate change could result in the release of massive amounts of carbon locked ...
Study calculates the speed of ice formation
Taking a cue from nature: Turning alcohols into alkylating agents
Researchers at Princeton have developed a dual catalyst system that directly installs alkyl groups—fragments containing singly bonded carbon and hydrogen atoms that have extremely useful properties for drug discovery—onto ...
Putting 2 and 2 together: A new cobalt-catalyzed route to cyclobutanes
Researchers at Princeton have developed a cobalt-catalyzed [2π+2π] reaction that may give unprecedented access to cyclobutanes, four-membered ring-containing molecules. Previous [2π+2π] reactions, so named for their carbon-carbon ...
Photoredox catalyst unlocks new pathways for nickel chemistry
Using a light-activated catalyst, researchers have unlocked a new pathway in nickel chemistry to construct carbon-oxygen (C-O) bonds that would be highly valuable to pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.
Frustrated magnets: New experiment reveals clues to their discontent
An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these discontented quantum materials.
Self-folding structure could slash energy use in buildings
Princeton student Denisa Buzatu's vision for an environmentally sustainable building is a sort of shape-shifting origami façade. For her senior thesis, Buzatu, a civil and environmental engineering major, is designing and ...
Solving streptide from structure to biosynthesis
Bacteria speak to one another using peptide signals in a soundless language known as quorum sensing. In a step towards translating bacterial communications, researchers at Princeton University have revealed the structure ...
Reshaping mountains in the human mind to save species facing climate change
People commonly perceive mountain ranges as jumbles of pyramid-shaped masses that steadily narrow as they slope upward.
The dark side of cosmology
It's a beautiful theory: the standard model of cosmology describes the universe using just six parameters. But it is also strange. The model predicts that dark matter and dark energy – two mysterious entities that have ...