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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
Books

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

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.

Student Life

Out to Lunch with Aaron Slipper

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.

Integrated Science
College

New Intensive Integrated Life Sciences Course Launches

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.

Cherry A. Murray
FAS

Obama Nominates Murray, Former SEAS Dean, to Energy Dept.

Before assuming her role in the administration, former School of Engineering and Applied Sciences dean Cherry Murray must secure a confirmation from the Senate.

Physics and Art
Visual Arts

Physics and Art

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.

Nebula Magnetic Fields
Research

Study Supports Role of Magnetic Fields in Star Formation

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.

Research

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor named Sloan Fellow

Professor Ni researches ultracold atoms, which she said will help scientists better understand other physical systems.

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.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes