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Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

When CERN’s Large Hadron Collider—the city-sized particle accelerator buried under the Franco-Swiss border—turns on, it accelerates a beam of protons to about 99.999% the speed of light and smashes them into each other head-on, showering exotic, high-energy particles in all directions.

Monday, Mar 2, 2020

For the average person, any rumination on the fruit fly ends with a distracted swat. Yet the hidden world of this diminutive species has potential to reveal surprising insights into the neural-generated behavior of species across the animal kingdom, including our own. 

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

Princeton University held its 2nd annual research data management workshop for graduate students from Jan. 27 to 29. Some 40 graduate students attended lectures and breakout sessions on topics such as creating data management plans, preserving and sharing data, analysis tools, and open research practices, as well as legal and ethical...

Friday, Jan 31, 2020

It's Thursday afternoon on the 2nd floor of Lewis Science Library, and a brightly-furnished conference room is filling up fast. A few excited regulars have shown up early: grad students and research scientists eager to keep moving their research forward. Newcomers—some apprehensive, some curious—trickle in, signing in at the laptop by the door...

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Over a span of five days earlier this fall, graduate students and postdocs at Princeton University hunkered down on a series of workshops and exercises exploring foundational topics, tools and techniques in modern computational research, from Python to the intricacies of computer architecture.