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Professor Daniel G. Nocera

Harvard Researchers Pioneer Photosynthetic Bionic Leaf

Nocera and Silver developed a bionic leaf that merges the artificial leaf with a genetically-engineered bacterium that consumes only hydrogen.


Physics Department Celebrates Julian Schwinger’s Life and Work

Former colleagues and students of Julian S. Schwinger remembered the late physicist for giving exceptional lectures.

Astrophysics Center

Astrophysicists Develop New Universe Simulation

Scientists at Harvard and five other institutions around the world have developed a new computer simulation of the universe.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Law Professors Debate School's Support for Public Interest

Professors and student activists gathered at Harvard Law School Wednesday night to discuss the school's reported disconnect with public interest.

Welcome to the Arboretum
Sciences Division

Botanists at Arnold Arboretum Discover New Hemlock Species

Botanists at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum discovered a new species of Eastern Asian hemlock tree with a natural resistance to a notorious invasive insect.

Astronomy Colloquium

Astronomers Discuss Black Holes, Cosmic Radiation at Luncheon

About a hundred astronomers and visiting scholars gathered at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to hear a presentation on astronomy's latest advancements.

First Day Blues

Crowded Halls, Puppy, and Telescope Feature in First Day of Classes

With a week to try out any course ahead of Friday's registration deadline, students in the College braved rain and overcrowded halls during their first day of classes.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Flyby Blog

Counting Our Blessings

Harvard students have a lot to be thankful for. But let’s focus on what we all agree really matters, and what we all know needs to change.

Parth & Conor
Undergraduate Council

Conor Healy ’19 and Parth C. Thakker ’19

Running under the banner “Fix Harvard,” the two point to Healy’s outsider status and the radical nature of their proposals as an advantage.

Craig A. Kelley

Craig Kelley

Craig Kelley, incumbent chair of the Cambridge City Council’s Public Safety Subcommittee, has served on the Council since 2005 and is running for reelection.

Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction

Journalists Debate Power of News Media

While Abramson said she remains a staunch believer in the power of news, Adams said that the public’s thirst for sensational material prevents it from actually improving society.

On Campus

Harvard Kicks Off First-Ever Black Playwrights Festival

Harvard’s first-ever Black Playwrights Festival kicked off Thursday with a reading of an original student play and a conversation on intimacy and authenticity in black theater.

Green Banks in New England

Panelists Talk Green Energy Financing

Panelists at the Kennedy School described the potential impact of “green banks,” institutions which seek to finance renewable energy initiatives, at an event Thursday.

Grille Wars
House Life

With New Winthrop Grille, Mozz Stick Market Heats Up

“If you want to add Nutella, peanut butter, and Oreos to your milkshake, go ahead. If you wanna add Nutella to your grilled cheese, possibly also go ahead.”

General Education Updates

Dunster, Mather House Faculty Deans Settle Into New Positions

​After their arrival this summer, new Faculty Deans in Dunster House and Mather House say they are delighted with their homes and are enjoying a transition to House life.