Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries

Atomic interactions in everyday solids and liquids are so complex that some of these materials’ properties continue to elude physicists’ understanding. Solving the problems mathematically is beyond the capabilities of modern computers, so scientists at Princeton University have turned to an unusual branch of geometry instead.

 

Graduate School awards student for outstanding teaching

At a reception held last night at Prospect House, the Dean of the Graduate School honored six graduate students from across the University who made outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching. The awardees included Mattias Fitzpatrick, a sixth-year graduate student in electrical engineering.

New first-year courses integrate foundational math and physics with modern engineering challenges

Professor Andrew Houck’s calculus students had just finished grappling with a set of equations on the forces of tension and gravity when he pulled a large pendulum back to his shoulder and let it go.

 

Jacobus Fellow Neereja Sundaresan discusses superconductivity and photons

EE graduate student Neereja Sundaresan was recently named one of four winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University's top honor for graduate students.

Research team findings reported in the journal Physical Review X

Profs. Andrew Houck and Hakan Tureci (together with postdoc Darius Sadri, Grad Student James Raftery and Sebastian Schmidt, a senior researcher at ETH Zurich) are part of a research group and have reported their findings in the journal Physical Review X.

Houck awarded President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Prof. Andrew Houck has been awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. This is Princeton’s highest recognition for excellence in teaching.