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Unmasking the ‘magic’ behind one of physics’ recent mysteries

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Department of Physics Nov. 30, 2021, 10:03 a.m. When two sheets of carbon atoms are twisted to the “magic” angle of 1.1 degrees, many properties of their electrons abruptly change, and the material — known as magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene — becomes a superconductor. Researchers surprised the scientific community in 2018 by demonstrating this superconductivity, and physicists have struggled since then to explain the magic. Can it be understood using existing theory, or are fundamentally new approaches required? Now, as reported in the journal Nature, Princeton researchers have settled this debate…

Princeton and Microsoft continue their support of DACA program with new federal filing

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Princeton University and Microsoft have filed a comment in support of the federal government’s latest proposal to preserve and strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Princeton and Microsoft’s Nov. 29 comment follows their recent successful Supreme Court suit to preserve the DACA program, which provides legal protections for undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States as children. In a cover letter to the filing, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Microsoft President and University Trustee Brad Smith said: “Princeton and Microsoft are proud to join together…

New cancer therapy from Yibin Kang’s lab holds potential to switch off major cancer types without side effects

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Imagine you could cure cancer by targeting one tiny gene. Imagine that same gene occurred in every major cancer, including breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon. Imagine that the gene is not essential for healthy activity, so you could attack it with few or no negative side effects. Cancer biologist Yibin Kang has spent more than 15 years investigating a little-known but deadly gene called MTDH, or metadherin, which enables cancer in two important ways — and which he can now disable, in mice and in human tissue, with a…

Princeton graduate Naoum Fares Marayati selected as Mitchell Scholar

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Naoum Fares Marayati, a 2019 graduate of Princeton University, has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar. Twelve Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to students nationwide by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance. Naoum Fares Marayati Photo by Georges Marayati The Mitchell Scholarships recognize outstanding academic distinction, leadership and service. The recipients will spend a year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program is named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Marayati, a resident of Kernerville,…

Coronavirus researcher Cameron Myhrvold is using ‘spectacular’ new technologies to seek and destroy viral pathogens

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In April 2020, as microbiologist Cameron Myhrvold had just finished his second interview to join Princeton’s faculty, his paper was published in Nature introducing the revolutionary CARMEN system that simultaneously tests for the 170 most prevalent human-infecting viruses — including the then-novel coronavirus. At the time, only 39 of those viruses had FDA-approved diagnostic tests. Myhrvold, a 2011 alumnus, was working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he’d been neck-deep in coronavirus research for years before the pandemic brought his work into global significance. His…

Tech pioneers to headline Princeton conference on innovation and entrepreneurship

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Engage 2021, Princeton’s second annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference, will be held online Dec. 1 and 2, offering opportunities to learn about the transformation of discoveries into innovations that benefit society — from biomedicine and clean energy to wireless, cryptocurrency and quantum computing. The two-day virtual gathering, hosted by Princeton Innovation, will include tips and case studies on successful new technologies and academic-industry partnerships, as well as guidance on funding opportunities for research and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on the growing innovation ecosystem in New Jersey and the tri-state…

Princeton graduate Naoum Fares Marayati named Mitchell Scholar

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Naoum Fares Marayati, a 2019 graduate of Princeton University, has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar. Twelve Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to students nationwide by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance. Naoum Fares Marayati Photo by Georges Marayati The Mitchell Scholarships recognize outstanding academic distinction, leadership and service. The recipients will spend a year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program is named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Marayati, a resident of Kernerville,…

Teach For All co-founder and CEO Wendy Kopp named Baccalaureate speaker

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Princeton alumna Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America and co-founder and CEO of Teach For All, has been selected as the speaker for the University’s 2022 Baccalaureate ceremony. Baccalaureate, an end-of-year interfaith service that is one of Princeton’s oldest traditions, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The speaker was selected by the Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the Board of Trustees. The letter of invitation to Kopp noted, “Your commitment to educational equity and social entrepreneurship makes you an outstanding role model for our students,…

Bonfire crowds celebrate football wins and a ‘re-ignition of community’ at Princeton this fall

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The Princeton community came together Sunday on Cannon Green to celebrate Princeton football’s victories over Harvard and Yale – along with its share of the Ivy League championship — with a traditional bonfire that many in attendance called a happy return to community as COVID-19 restrictions have eased. “It’s been great to have everyone back on campus this fall,” President Christopher L. Eisgruber told the crowd, “and it is fantastic to have you all out here this evening for one of the most memorable traditions at Princeton University: the bonfire.” The…

Gadi Dechter named Princeton vice president for communications and government affairs

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Office of Communications Nov. 22, 2021, 1 p.m. Gadi Dechter, an experienced communications and government affairs professional and currently the head of public affairs at APCO Worldwide’s headquarters, has been named Princeton University’s vice president for communications and government affairs, effective Jan. 10. At APCO — a public affairs and communications consultancy with more than 30 offices around the world — Dechter leads global engagements with some of the world’s largest institutions and shares responsibility for setting and implementing the firm’s strategy. He heads a team that advises corporate, non-profit…

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