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Underrepresented Minority Faculty in the Sciences
Race

‘Alarmingly Low’: FAS Sciences Struggles to Increase Proportion of Underrepresented Minority Faculty

Though much of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has seen recent increases in the proportion of underrepresented minority tenure and tenure-track faculty, the Sciences division continues to lag behind.

Astronomy Department
Research

Harvard Astronomers Help Capture First-Ever Image of Black Hole

A research group led by a Harvard scientist unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday morning, drawing praise from both the scientific community and the general public.

Professor David Keith
SEAS

Professor David Keith

As the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, David Keith is best known for his work on the science, technology, and public policy of solar geoengineering.

The Broad Institute
Science

Broad Institute Announces New Cancer Center to Develop Noninvasive Treatment Methods

The Broad Institute announced plans to launch the Gerstner Center for Cancer Diagnostics after receiving a total endowment of $25 million, according to a Tuesday press release. The Center will work towards developing a new method of cancer diagnosis and treatment using blood samples.

Astronomy Department
FAS

Following 2017 Controversy Over Origins of the Universe, New Paper Offers Test for Cosmic Inflation

Harvard astronomers have identified a cosmic signature that might help scientists understand what happened before the Big Bang. The paper provides a possible test to determine what happened before the Big Bang, a question that has long puzzled physicists and astronomers alike.

Or Graur: CRLS
Science

Or Graur: CRLS

Or Graur is an Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow and the Director of the Harvard Science Research Mentoring Program.

Alia Qatarneh: CRLS
Science

Alia Qatarneh: CRLS

Alia Qatarneh is the LabXchange Secondary School Implementation Coordinator and Amgen Biotech Experience Program Site Coordinator at Harvard University.

Astrophysics Center
Politics

Government Shutdown Could Delay Some Postdoc Fellows’ Funding

Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

Admissions Interest In STEM
Sciences Division

Admissions Interest In STEM

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Research

SEAS Researchers Invent Technology to Improve Lenses

Professor Federico Capasso, postdoctoral fellow Wei-Ting Chen, and graduate student Alexander Y. Zhu pioneered the technology, alongside other members of the Capasso Group and researchers at other institutions.

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Harvard Medical School

New Data Reveals Harvard Researchers Saw Spate of Retractions In Last Decade

Harvard researchers are far from immune to retractions, according to new data published online last month. The database — released in October by Retraction Watch — includes over 18,000 listings dating as far back as the 1970s.

Science Center
Science

Harvard Launches Quantum Science Initiative

Harvard University launched a new Harvard Quantum Initiative last Wednesday, aiming to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in pioneering quantum methods.

Avi Loeb
Research

Harvard Scientists Suggest Interstellar Object Could be Sent by Aliens

‘Oumuamua — which Loeb said means “a visitor from a great distance” in Hawaiian — was first discovered in October 2017 by a telescope in Hawaii.

Allston
FAS

SEAS Allston Campus on Track to Open in 2020, Gay Says

Though some smaller details remain undecided, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is still set to complete its long-awaited move into Allston by September 2020, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.

DNA Talks
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Geneticist Discusses Insights and Questions from Ancient DNA

“In the last few years, the cost of genetic sequencing has decreased by a factor of a million,” David E. Reich '96 said. “This has revealed how little was known about the genetic relationships between people.”

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