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Princeton campus mourns victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

Members of the Princeton University community gathered Friday, March 15, on the lawn outside Murray-Dodge Hall to honor victims of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Princeton University Office of Communications Princeton, NJ: Office of Communications report - Nearly 100 members of the Princeton University community gathered Friday afternoon to honor the memory of those killed in the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The vigil was held following the killings of at least 49 people at two mosques during midday prayers.  Princeton faculty, staff and students stood in a circle…
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Juan Maldacena Receives Galileo Galilei Medal

Princeton, NJ: Institute for Advanced Study reports - Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute. The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering ideas in theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of duality between gravity and quantum field theory, with far-reaching implications.” The award ceremony will take place on May 2, 2019 at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence. The Galileo Galilei Medal will be awarded every two years to scientists who have…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school users. million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018 “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield,…
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Historic Disasters – Princeton Strong – Hands Down, Low Wire. Hikers on Cradle Rock Electrocuted

Princeton, NJ: On February 12, 1993, two 19-year-old lifelong friends died tragically by electrocution. Keith J. Combs, and David Hutchinson, a Hopewell Volunteer Firefighter, were hiking up Cradle Rock, when they came across a dangling high voltage wire 7 feet above the ground, which was uncoated and appeared like rope. Combs touched the wire drawing 25,000 volts through his body. Hutchinson tried to push him off the wire. Both died.
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Super Science PPPL – Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal

Physicist Philip Moriarty with his electric guitar at PPPL first Science on Saturday lecture of 2019 in Princeton, NJ. (Photo by Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications) When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal Dr. Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham, UK. Physicist Philip Moriarty with his electric guitar at the first Science on Saturday lecture of 2019. Princeton, NJ: PPPL by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe reports - No physics lecture at PPPL up until recently has included electric guitar riffs by the lecturer, snippets from heavy metal bands, and a video clip from the…
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Demonstration at Palmer Square ends without incident

A demonstration at Palmer Square by people protesting a white supremacist group that had been expected to march in the town of Princeton Saturday, Jan. 12, ended without incident. Share More: Planet Photo Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports - A demonstration at Palmer Square by people protesting a white supremacist group that had been expected to march in the town of Princeton Saturday, Jan. 12, ended without incident. More than 500 people chanting and holding signs marched around the square for more than an hour early this afternoon. They went ahead with their demonstration even though the white supremacist group did not…
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