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Harvard Professor Melanie Wood Becomes First Woman to Win Waterman Award in Mathematics
The National Science Foundation named Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie M. Wood one of two recipients of the 2021 Alan T. Waterman Award earlier this month, making her the first woman to win the award in mathematics.
Harvard Awards $1 Million to 2021 Climate Change Solutions Fund Recipients
Harvard’s annual Climate Change Solutions Fund awarded $1 million in funding last month to nine projects spanning the University’s 12 schools. The fund, which was founded by former University President Drew G. Faust in 2014, will help finance research initiatives focused on combating climate change and improving clean energy efficiency.
Sciences Dean Stubbs Says Federal Science Funding Could Increase, Denies ‘Academic Espionage’ at Harvard
Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in an interview that funding for scientific research has the potential to increase under the Biden administration. Stubbs also objected to the notion that there is “academic espionage” on Harvard’s campus.
Sciences Dean Stubbs Says He is 'Guardedly Optimistic' About Fall Semester Return to Campus
Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said reactions to this fall’s campus reopening range from “enthusiastic” to “apprehensive” in the Sciences Division in an interview last week.
Sciences Dean Stubbs Applauds New Quantum Science Program, Additional Research Endeavors
Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs expressed his excitement for three areas of study within the Sciences Division — including the recently-approved Quantum Science and Engineering graduate program — in an interview last week.
Student-Led Report Finds Gender, Ethnicity-Based Disparities in Computer Science at Harvard
Widespread disparities based on factors of identity persist in undergraduates’ experiences in computer science at Harvard, according to a report published Friday by the student advocacy group Harvard Women in Computer Science.
Harvard Scientists Propose New Model of Martian Atmosphere with Life-Permitting Conditions
Harvard researchers published a revised model of the early Martian environment that could explain how life may have emerged on Mars in Nature Geoscience earlier this month.
Rethinking the Science Thesis: Rising Seniors Adapt Lab Research Amid Covid-19
Laboratories affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have scaled-down operations since March of last year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, science concentrators in the Class of 2022 have been planning and adapting their senior theses with these restrictions in mind.
Harvard Researchers Reprogram Botox for Therapeutic Use for the First Time
Harvard researchers have evolved botulinum neurotoxins — commonly known as botox — to selectively target different proteins for the first time, presenting new opportunities for the potential treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions.
Chicxulub Impactor that Killed the Dinosaurs Was A Comet Fragment, Not An Asteroid, Harvard Researchers Theorize
Harvard astrophysicists proposed a new model showing that the Chicxulub impactor — the celestial body responsible for the mass extinction of the dinosaurs — could have been of cometary, rather than asteroidal origin, in a study published in Scientific Reports on Monday.