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Sciences Division

Artist-in-Residence Draws Inspiration from Physics

Kim Bernard, the Physics department's Artist-in-Resident, draws inspiration from the physical sciences in her sculptures.

SEAS

Physics Professor Philip Kim Studies Technologies on an Atomic Scale

Kim, who joined the faculty this school year after 14 years of teaching and researching at Columbia University, studies physical phenomena in nanoscale materials.

College

Controversial Study Photographed 29 Courses in Total

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching researchers photographed students in 29 courses during a controversial attendance study last spring, the researchers said Thursday when pressed to disclose the exact number of courses studied.

Probably Full
College

Bol Notifies Students Affected by Controversial Attendance Study

While it did not offer more information on the courses involved, Bol’s email to affected students provided details on how cameras were used in classrooms.

DoubleTree Protest
IOP

Today in Photos (10/29/14)

Undergraduate Council

Living with Landry's

“They’re writing about you?” one friend asks incredulously as she pulls up a chair. “Yeah, about how much of a burden I am on my friends,” Michael J. Landry ’15-’16 answers sarcastically.

Physics Talk: Juan Maldacena
Physics

Physics Talk: Juan Maldacena

Juan Maldacena of the Institute of Advanced Studies addressed students on the laws of physics and string theory on Tuesday evening.

Physics Talk: Juan Maldacena
Events

Guest Lecturer Highlights 'Beauty' in the Higgs Boson

Physics phenomena are simpler and more elegant than people think, Juan Maldacena, professor of theoretical astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study, told a packed Pfizer Lecture Hall Tuesday night.

Physics professor Jenny Hoffman ‘99
Physics

Physics professor Jenny Hoffman ‘99

Physics professor Jenny Hoffman ‘99.

Physics professor Jenny Hoffman ‘99
Faculty

Physics Prof Wins 24-Hour Run, Funds for Special Olympics

For Physics professor, mother of three, and ultrarunner Jenny Hoffman ’99, “time is [her] most limited resource.”

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days

Making connections at the fair
Academics

Making connections at the fair

Physics professor and Leverett House Master Howard Georgi '67 shakes hands with Erik C. Owen '18 at the Academic Fair in the Science Center on Friday. Owen, who attended the humanities and sciences fairs, said he felt overwhelmed, adding "there are a lot more courses here than I ever would have thought."

Research

Harvard-Led Collaboration Makes 'Historic Discovery' on Big Bang

An astrophysics team, headed by Harvard associate astronomy professor John M. Kovac, announced on Monday that it has discovered the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation and gravitational waves.

Science

NPR Host Teaches Scientists How To Better Communicate Their Findings

David S. Kestenbaum said scientists can express their complex works in understandable and interesting terms using the same techniques that are used on public radio.

Faculty

Physics Professors Win Prestigious Award

Physics professors Andrew E. Strominger ’77 and Cumrun Vafa were awarded the Milner Foundation’s Fundamental Physics Prize earlier this week.

9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall