Recent News and Events

Quantum optical switches are important elements of quantum circuits and quantum networks, analogous to transistors in classical electronic circuits. Operated at the fundamental limit where a single quantum of light or matter controls another field or material system...


New MRI technique provides subnanometre spatial resolution in three dimensions, with single electron-spin sensitivity...


Colloquium (Apr 28): "The spin glass cornucopia"
Lecture I (Apr 29): "Phase transitions in hard computer science problems"
Lecture II (Apr 30): "Occam’s razor in massive data acquisition: a statistical physics approach"


On Saturday, April 26, the annual Engineering and Physical Biology (EPB) Symposium will be held in Room B103 of the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St. Speakers from constituent fields - Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Molecular Biology - will present significant recent findings ranging from the physics of protein conformation to DNA knotting.


Past studies have identifed a spatially extended excess of 1-3 GeV gamma rays from the region surrounding the Galactic Center, consistent with the emission expected from annihilating dark matter. Harvard Physics grad student Tansu Daylan, Prof. Douglas Finkbeiner, and researchers from Fermilab, University of Chicago, MIT, and Princeton revisited and scrutinized this signal with the intention of further constraining its characteristics and origin...



Ultracold atoms offer a fascinating view of the quantum world. With the quantum gas microscope, invented here at Harvard, we take pictures of individual atoms dancing to the rules of quantum mechanics...



On Friday, April 4, 2014, Harvard celebrated the venerable history of one of the country’s great physics programs.



François Englert: "The Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism And Its Scalar Bosons"



Recent neutron scattering experiments on the spin-1/2 kagome lattice antiferromagnet ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 (Herbertsmithite) provide the first evidence of fractionalized excitations in a quantum spin liquid state in two spatial dimensions...


The hole-doped cuprate high-temperature superconductors enter the pseudogap regime as their superconducting critical temperature, Tc, falls with decreasing hole density...



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