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Manufacturing complex bio-inspired shapes in the lab is often time consuming and costly. developed a new geometrical framework to explain how previous precipitation patterns grew and even predicted new structures...


Bok Center awards Fall 2016
Congratulations to all physics teaching fellows, teaching assistants, course assistants, lecturers, and preceptors who won the Derek Bok Center Certificates of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching!


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Two awards celebrate Professor Lisa Randall as a humanist and distinguished scicentist: the Harvard Humanist Award and Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics...


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It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli, why are there so many different stem shapes? Why does a weeping willow grow downwards while nearby poison ivy shoots upwards?...


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Dr. David Morin's new book, Special Relativity: For the Enthusiastic Beginner, is written for high school and college students learning about special relativity for the first time. It will appeal to the reader who has a healthy level of enthusiasm for understanding how and why the various results of special relativity come about...


Time crystals are hypothetical structures that pulse without requiring any energy — like a ticking clock that never needs winding. The pattern repeats in time in much the same way that the atoms of a crystal repeat in space...


Two Harvard graduate students want to make curing blood cancer or HIV as easy as pressing a button. Ph.D. candidates Nabiha Saklayen and Marinna Madrid have launched a startup to develop a simple, push-button device...


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The Scientist as Sentinel
Wed, March 29, 2017 @7:00pm
Science Center Hall B
One Oxford St., Cambridge, MA


Galileo called mathematics the “language with which God wrote the universe.” He described a picture-language, and now that language has a new dimension. Prof. Arthur Jaffe, postdoc Zhengwei Liu, and researcher Alex Wozniakowski have developed...


Harvard Physics Monday Colloquium
February 27, 2017 @ 4:15PM
Lecture by Ramamurti Shankar,
John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics, Yale University


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