Materials research is at the heart of many important problems facing our nation and the world—from those concerning the more efficient use of energy to the development of a new generation of electronics. Princeton has a large group of scientists and engineers active in modern materials research across different departments on campus addressing many of these important research challenges. The PCCM’s aim is to bring together teams of faculty to address specific problems at the forefront of materials research. A defining feature of the research approach at the PCCM is the tight-knit collaborations between researchers with complementary expertise spanning materials synthesis, advanced characterization, as well as theoretical modeling. In addition to its research aim, the PCCM is also focused on bringing the excitement of materials research more broadly through its diverse education and outreach programs. Through this exposure, it aims to educate the new generation of researchers in science and engineering.
Princeton's F. Duncan Haldane receives the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor F. Duncan Haldane, PCCM IRG-1 senior investigator, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter." Haldane, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics who joined the Princeton faculty in 1990, shares the prize with David Thouless of the University of Washington and J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University.
Princeton University article.
Video of the Princeton University news conference on Oct. 4, 2016.
News release from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (NobelPrize.org)
Video of the Nobel news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences