In his four decades on the Princeton faculty, Ted Taylor earned the admiration of his students and colleagues for his cheerful nature and commitment to rigorous research. Even in retirement, he has continued to support and shape new generations of scientists by establishing the Edward and Virginia Taylor Professorship in Bioorganic Chemistry and the Edward C. Taylor Fellowships for third-year graduate students in chemistry. The fellowships allow Princeton to fund students for three years—a rarity in higher education—freeing them from the need to tie their research interests to grant support.
In a unique effort to combine the expertise of university scientists and conservation organizations, Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation has pledged $1.25 million to establish the Science-to-Action Fund at Princeton University. The fund will support environmental research that advances scientific understanding and practical, on-the-ground solutions in order to ensure the sustainable and rational use of freshwater for all.
Longtime Princeton faculty member Ted Taylor, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Organic Chemistry, Emeritus, has established the Edward C. Taylor Fellowships for graduate students in chemistry.
A technology to uncover how the infant brain learns language and a microscope that can image and manipulate the inner workings of a functioning cell have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Princeton’s scientists are conducting research with real-world impact, pursuing solutions that can improve human health, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, safeguard the environment, and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.
A $4 million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel has created the Thomas M. Siebel Professorship in the History of Science. “This generous gift from Tom Siebel will significantly advance our efforts to interpret the development of scientific ideas and to understand their historical importance,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and a group of generous Princetonians and friends cut the ribbon to officially dedicate the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Peretsman Scully Hall on April 25.
On April 25, 2014, a group of generous Princetonians and friends gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, home to the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics, the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, and the Scully Center for the Neuroscience of Mind and Behavior, and Peretsman Scully Hall, which houses the Department of Psychology.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” Lewis Carroll’s line from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland flashed through my mind as a cage-like contraption, larger than a football helmet and fitted with a mini-movie screen, was lowered over my head.