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Harvard Physics Research Scientist Vincent Coljee is one of finalists in the international group of 21 volunteers selected for possible participation in Mars Arctic 365 mission by the Mars Society, dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement...


Prof. Howard Berg was awarded the 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics "for pioneering contributions to understanding the physical mechanisms…"


In this talk Professor Franklin will explain how physicists search for new particles, such as the Higgs boson, at the Large Hadron Collider, and specifically what they found...


Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researchers represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over 3000 researchers (144 of them in physics) earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports...


ΔBz oscillations
Unwanted interaction between a quantum system and its fluctuating environment leads to decoherence and is the primary obstacle to establishing a scalable quantum information processing architecture. Strategies such as environmental and materials engineering, quantum error correction...


The Harvard Physics Teaching Lab is hosting a section of a course taught by Neil Gershenfeld (MIT) and offered jointly at MIT and Harvard, "How to Make (Almost) Anything." The students work together in the Science Center teaching labs to complete each week's assignment in fabrication...



Impurities in a crystal lattice are the key ingredient in recent efforts to control and apply the coherence and entanglement of spins in condensed-matter systems. The idea that quantum mechanical machines can perform certain information-processing tasks much faster...


Cherry Murray
Cherry Murray, Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Professor of Physics, and Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.


Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, after a national competition, has selected nineteen Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials, among them three Harvard Physics professors: Jenny Hoffman, Philip Kim, and Amir Yacoby.


How will we do research in the upcoming decades? Postdocs from eight institutions in the Boston area organized a symposium to discuss the future of research...


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