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On Friday, September 18, Harvard Physics faculty and their families gathered in the Loeb House to celebrate the 90th birthday of Roy J.Glauber, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Emeritus...


We can launch an energy revolution that drastically decreases CO2 emission and other deleterious consequences associated with fossil fuel burning. Energy extraction can be cut by more than 50% by converting fossil fuel burning engines...


Physicists have taken another step toward building objects out of photons. In the latest issue of Physical Review Letters...


SciBox, the experimental learning space in the Science Center, serves as the rehearsal venue for the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony's mini-opera...


Surface acoustic waves may work as a “quantum bus” that carries information to different parts of a quantum computer...


As builders go, termites don’t have many tools at their disposal — just their bodies, soil, and saliva. For guidance they have nothing to go on save variations in wind speed and direction and fluctuations in temperature as the sun rises and sets...


Prof. Xi Yin

Congratulations to Xi Yin for his promotion to the rank of Full Professor!



Prof. Cora Dvorkin

Harvard Physics Department welcomes a new faculty member: Cora Dvorkin.



Amorphous nanoparticles often dissolve more rapidly than their crystalline counterparts, which can be useful in applications such as drug delivery. Professors Michael Brenner and David Weitz, together with colleagues from SEAS...


Medical implants mimic the softness of human tissue by mixing liquids such oil with long silicone polymers to create a squishy, wet gel. While implants have improved dramatically over the years, there is still a chance of the liquid leaking...


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