The class, which was offered for the first time last spring, is the brainchild of SEAS Lecturer Conor J. Walsh, who said he was inspired by a similar class taught by his MIT graduate advisor.
Harvard professors recently determined how vertebrate intestines grow into their characteristically coiled shape, through a combination of biological methods and mathematical modeling.
A team of researchers recently demonstrated the ability of clay to assemble itself into semi-permeable membranes, the first time that such membranes—which are an important building block in cells—have been formed out of an inorganic material.
President Obama appointed Physics Professor Lisa J. Randall ’84 to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science last week.
The American Physical Society named Physics Professor Gerald Gabrielse the winner of the 2011 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize last week for his contributions to the study and teaching of physics.
Farmers' markets at Harvard and Allston are part of an HUHDS effort to promote locally grown, organic food.
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced last week the creation of a new research institute focused on computational science to enhance graduate study in the field.
Students from across Harvard’s schools gathered Monday morning at the School of Public Health to attend a live videocast of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals—which was taking place in New York City—followed by a discussion between faculty and students.
Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya ’13 spent her summer conducting research in a genetics lab in Bonn, Germany.
Greece will likely recover from its financial meltdown—though the process may take decades, Harvard professors predict.
The 2010 Census will reveal more about the country’s diversity in terms of ethnicity and sexual orientation than any previous count.
MIT Professor Paula T. Hammond was honored as Scientist of the Year at the Harvard Foundation’s Albert Einstein Science Conference last Friday.
Harvard’s chapter of Scholars at Risk is investigating the travel restrictions placed on Beijing Film Academy professor Cui Weiping, who was denied permission to visit the United States last week by the Academy.
Consuming milk and a high dietary intake of vitamin D while pregnant may lower children’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis later in life, Harvard researchers find.