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A monthlong celebration of 60 years of science at CERN, by the Harvard Physics Department and swissnex Boston...



Phase diagram of exciton topological phases
A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles called excitons...


Congratulations to physics teaching fellows, teaching assistants, course assistants, and preceptors who won the Derek Bok Center teaching awards!



Aquatic swimming
Inertial aquatic swimmers that use undulatory gaits range in length L from a few millimetres to 30 metres, across a wide array of biological taxa. Prof. L. Mahadevan, working with a postdoctoral fellow Mattia Gazzola and a colleague Mederic Argentina from the University of Nice...


Avi Loeb lecture annoucement
"Are we alone or is the universe teeming with life?" is one of the most fundamental questions in science. The answer could have a dramatic impact on society and culture...


book cover
Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014


Schedule of Events:

9:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast in the G1 area, Jefferson 260
10:00 – 11:00 am Academic Presentation, Jefferson 250...



Leo Beranek

Dr. Beranek, an American acoustics expert, former MIT professor, a founder and former president of Bolt, Beranek and Newman, and Harvard Physics alumnus, has celebrated his 100th birthday!



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The convolutions of the human brain are a symbol of its functional complexity and correlated with its information processing capacity. Conversely, loss of folds is correlated with loss of function. But how did the outer surface of the brain, the layered cortex of neuronal gray matter, get its folds?


Dr. Barandes

Jacob Barandes tought Introduction to Theoretical Physics this summer to a class of 25, mostly high-school students...



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