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The new book by David Morin, Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner, is written for high school and college students learning about probability for the first time. It will appeal to the reader who has a healthy level of enthusiasm...


Canoe

Can science explain the ancient Marshallese methods of open-water navigation by wave piloting? Prof. John Huth and colleagues hope to find out...



Benjamin Augenbraun, Rebecca Engelke, and Geoffrey Ji
Graduate students Benjamin Augenbraun, Rebecca Engelke, and Geoffrey Ji have been awarded 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships by National Science Foundation. The Fellowship Program "recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students...


A new Physical Review Letter by Prof. Philip Kim and colleagues from Columbia University, Rice University, and National Institute for Material Science, Tsukuba, Japan, reports the enhancement of the thermoelectric power (TEP) in graphene...


Prof. Andrew Strominger
Congratulations to Prof. Andrew Strominger on being awarded a Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics by the Simons Foundation!


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Congratulations to Prof. Howard Georgi for receiving the 2016 Mentoring Award of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. The Award recognizes Prof. Georgi's "unique dedication to mentoring...


One Catastrophe After Another: The Big Bang, Death of the Dinosaurs, Ice Ages, Global Warming, and Beyond
One Catastrophe After Another: The Big Bang, Death of the Dinosaurs, Ice Ages, Global Warming, and Beyond
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Geological Lecture Hall 100, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA


The objective of the Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize is to promote and recognize the novel work of young scientists working in the fields of low temperatures, high magnetic fields or surface science in North and South America.


Optical lattices are a promising platform for simulating the many-body physics that occurs in solids. In lattices filled with cold bosonic atoms, “quantum microscopy” makes it possible to watch quantum phase transitions as they unravel...


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