Physics


Harvard Researchers Discover Wobbling Shadow of Supermassive Black Hole

Harvard astrophysicists have discovered that the crescent-like shadow of the Messier 87 (M87*) black hole appears to be wobbling.


SEAS Researchers Invent Shape-Remembering Wool-Like Material

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have invented a wool-like material that remembers shape and changes form when soaked in water.


Brian Greene Talks the Physics of Free Will at Science Center Lecture

Theoretical physicist and Columbia University professor Brian R. Greene ’84 emphasized humanity’s unique place in the cosmos — despite occupying a miniscule sliver of space and time — at a Science Center talk Wednesday night.


Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Lee Smolin, author of the recently released book “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution”, gives a talk on Wednesday evening in the Science Center. His book discusses Einstein’s quantum mechanics and its limitations on our understanding of the world.


‘It’s Beautiful. It’s Wrong’: Physicist Lee Smolin Discusses ‘Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution’ in Talk

Theoretical physicist Lee Smolin explained the incomplete nature of quantum theory before a packed lecture hall in the Science Center on Wednesday evening, discussing his newest book, “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum.”


Einstein Book Talk

Theoretical physicist and writer Dr. S. James Gates Jr. spoke on Wednesday evening about his newly released book titled "Proving Einstein Right" and the inspiration for its publication.


Harvard Physics, Women+ of Color Project Collaborate on Graduate School Workshop

The Harvard Physics department, in collaboration with the Women+ of Color Project, hosted a Graduate School 101 Workshop Weekend from Friday to Sunday for women who come from backgrounds underrepresented in physics.


Harvard Pilots ‘Space-Age Technology’ in New Lowell Suite

Freshly renovated Lowell House features a new "Dynamic Energy Suite" – a six-bedroom pod of dorm rooms with built-in technological enhancements that monitor power consumption and adjust lighting for better sleep and energy efficiency.


Astronomy Enthusiasts Over The Moon After Exoplanet Discovery

​Harvard astronomy scholars and enthusiasts say they are thrilled at the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star Trappist-1.


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