Recent News and Events

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the structural analysis of organic compounds and biomolecules, which, unril now, typically required macroscopic sample quantities. In a new paper in Science, however, a team of physicists...


Prof. L. Mahadevan and colleagues from SEAS, Finland and France have provided the first experimental evidence of the theory of differential growth and demonstrated that physical forces — not just biochemical processes alone — play a critical role in neurodevelopment...


Origami describes rules for creating folded structures from patterns on a flat sheet, but does not prescribe how patterns can be designed to fit target shapes. In an article in Nature Materials, Prof. L. Mahadevan and colleagues describe their use of origami folds, or tessellations, to program curvature for creating various pop-up objects...


Professors L. Mahadevan and Jennifer Lewis, and a team of scientists at the Wyss Institute, SEAS, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have evolved their microscale 3D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time...


Harvard Physics grad Greg Kestin (PhD 2014) has published the first video in a new "What The Physics?!" series. Each episode will explore something surprising or really interesting related to physics...


Bonnie Fleming, Nu Measurements, New Physics:  Short and Long Baseline Electron Neutrino Appearance
The past few years have brought foundational results in particle physics with both the Higgs discovery and the measurement of "theta 13" the last of the unknown mixi2ng angles. With a large value of theta 13, the neutrino community is poised...


Bardo State, Kim Bernard's kinetic sculpture
Do you want to make moving art? Are you curious about making things move with simple computer programs? Come to the Physics teaching labs, and create interactive kinetic sculpture programmed with Arduino microcontroller boards...


Artist's rendering of a black hole
In the mid 1970s, Stephen Hawking made a string of unnerving discoveries about black holes—that they could evaporate, even explode, and destroy all information about what had fallen in...


The new film, which explores deep complexity of nuclear waste disposal, focuses on two nuclear containment facilities in Florida and New Mexico.


Prof. Ashvin Vishwanath
Prof. Vishwanath will be joining the Harvard Department of Physics in July, 2016.


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