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Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications, Princeton University - The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes.” She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.” Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She graduated from Princeton University in 1979 with a…
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PPPL New insights into the science of fusion energy that powers the sun and stars

Princeton, NJ:  By John Greenwald - Throughout 2017 researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced new insights into the science of fusion energy that powers the sun and stars and the physics of plasma, the hot, charged state of matter that consists of electrons and atomic nuclei, or ions, and makes up 99 percent of the visible universe. The research advances the development of fusion as a safe, clean and plentiful source of power, produced in doughnut-shaped facilities called tokamaks, and explores the diverse aspects and applications of plasma. The findings range from a…
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Angus Deaton receives Nobel Prize in economics

Princeton, NJ: 10/12/2015 via princeton .edu. Princeton University professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption at the individual level and in aggregate. Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and a professor of economics and international affairs in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been a faculty member at Princeton since 1983. A news conference and receptions were held today on the Princeton campus. Deaton was honored with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in "consumption, poverty and welfare," the Royal Swedish…
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Jonathan Israel Awarded 2015 PROSE Award

Princeton, NJ: Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Institute for Advanced Study's Jonathan Israel Awarded 2015 PROSE Award in European and World History. Jonathan Israel, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2015 PROSE Award in European and World History for his book Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre (Princeton University Press, 2014). The annual PROSE Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content.
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