Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall ’84 recently published “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,” in which she posits that dark matter caused a comet impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
Aaron A. G. Slipper ’18 shepherds us to the secret home of the Science Center's sole easy-access stapler. “This is one of the less exciting parts of the day here, but wait until we get to class,” Slipper tells us, stapling his problem set on the way to Algebraic Topology.
The course will serve as the academic equivalent of four individual courses and incorporates biology, chemistry, math, computing, and physics into a life sciences curriculum.
Before assuming her role in the administration, former School of Engineering and Applied Sciences dean Cherry Murray must secure a confirmation from the Senate.
An interactive kinetic sculpture by Kim Bernard, a visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Physics department, shows how the laws of physics can be applied to create beautiful art forms Thursday evening at 29 Garden Street.
By measuring the orientation of magnetic field lines on a variety of scales in the Cat’s Paw Nebula, scientists found that magnetic field direction is well preserved through different spatial scales.
Professor Ni researches ultracold atoms, which she said will help scientists better understand other physical systems.
Kim Bernard, the Physics department's Artist-in-Resident, draws inspiration from the physical sciences in her sculptures.
Kim, who joined the faculty this school year after 14 years of teaching and researching at Columbia University, studies physical phenomena in nanoscale materials.
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.
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.
“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.
Juan Maldacena of the Institute of Advanced Studies addressed students on the laws of physics and string theory on Tuesday evening.
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.