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Research

SEAS Researchers Invent Shape-Remembering Wool-Like Material

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have invented a wool-like material that remembers shape and changes form when soaked in water.

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FAS

Harvard Physicists Propose Method for Determining Black Hole Spin

A team of Harvard physicists published an article Wednesday outlining a novel method for determining the “spin” — or angular momentum — of a black hole.

Astrophysics Center
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Detect Binary White Dwarf System Generating Gravitational Waves

Researchers at the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered a pair of white dwarf stars that orbit each other and produce gravitational waves — the first wave source of this type ever found.

Black Hole Research
Research

Harvard Physicists Refine Images of Black Hole

A team led by scientists at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative published an article Wednesday outlining a method to simulate sharper images of a black hole.

Brian R. Greene '84 Book Talk
Research

Brian Greene Talks the Physics of Free Will at Science Center Lecture

Theoretical physicist and Columbia University professor Brian R. Greene ’84 emphasized humanity’s unique place in the cosmos — despite occupying a miniscule sliver of space and time — at a Science Center talk Wednesday night.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
Books

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Lee Smolin, author of the recently released book “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution”, gives a talk on Wednesday evening in the Science Center. His book discusses Einstein’s quantum mechanics and its limitations on our understanding of the world.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
Harvard Square

‘It’s Beautiful. It’s Wrong’: Physicist Lee Smolin Discusses ‘Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution’ in Talk

Theoretical physicist Lee Smolin explained the incomplete nature of quantum theory before a packed lecture hall in the Science Center on Wednesday evening, discussing his newest book, “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum.”

Einstein Book Talk
Books

Einstein Book Talk

Theoretical physicist and writer Dr. S. James Gates Jr. spoke on Wednesday evening about his newly released book titled "Proving Einstein Right" and the inspiration for its publication.

Einstein Book Talk
Books

Physicist Sylvester J. Gates, Jr. Discusses History of Relativity At Harvard

The conversation — which was moderated by Harvard physics graduate student Delilah E. A. Gates — promoted the book “Proving Einstein Right,” co-authored by Sylvester Gates and novelist Cathie Pelletier.

University Hall Morning
Books

Physicist Sean Carroll Talks Uncertainty and Advances in Quantum Mechanics at Harvard Science Book Talk

California Institute of Technology professor Sean M. Carroll discussed recent advances and unsolved questions in the field of quantum mechanics, addressing a packed lecture hall Wednesday evening.

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Harvard Physics, Women+ of Color Project Collaborate on Graduate School Workshop

The Harvard Physics department, in collaboration with the Women+ of Color Project, hosted a Graduate School 101 Workshop Weekend from Friday to Sunday for women who come from backgrounds underrepresented in physics.

Lowell House Sustainability
Lowell

Harvard Pilots ‘Space-Age Technology’ in New Lowell Suite

Freshly renovated Lowell House features a new "Dynamic Energy Suite" – a six-bedroom pod of dorm rooms with built-in technological enhancements that monitor power consumption and adjust lighting for better sleep and energy efficiency.

Astronomy Department
Research

Harvard Astronomers Help Capture First-Ever Image of Black Hole

A research group led by a Harvard scientist unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday morning, drawing praise from both the scientific community and the general public.

Roy Glauber
FAS

Roy Glauber, Harvard Physics Professor and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 93

Harvard Physics Professor Emeritus Roy J. Glauber ’46, whose pioneering work in the field of quantum optics earned him a Nobel Prize in 2005, died on Dec. 26. He was 93.

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Student Life

Up to 31 Percent of Harvard Graduate Students Report Struggles with Depression, Anxiety in Survey of Four Departments

HUHS developed the questionnaires in collaboration with students studying Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics, Integrative Life Sciences, and Economics.

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