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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...



HOLLIS+ screen

The Harvard Library launched a new search tool called HOLLIS+. This tool enables discovery of the bulk of the Harvard Library resources in a single unified search, includes finding books and articles together...



Prof. Andrew Strominger

Professor Andrew Strominger is one of three scholars awarded the 2014 Dirac Medal by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics for their "crucial contributions to the origin, development and further understanding of string theory"...



Erik Bauch and Georg Kucsko

Physics graduate students Erik Bauch and Georg Kucsko have developed an online tool for collaborative annotation of scientific publications, Open Rev., which enables scientists discuss science openly, independently of publishers and impact factors...



 General behaviour observed in the topological Josephson junction

Topological insulators are a newly discovered phase of matter characterized by gapped bulk states surrounded by conducting boundary states. Since their theoretical discovery, these materials have encouraged intense efforts to study their properties and capabilities...



A number of methods have been proposed recently which exploit multiple highly-correlated interpretations of events, or of jets within an event. For example, Qjets reclusters a jet multiple times and telescoping jets uses multiple cone sizes...


Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center

WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2014
8:00AM - 8:00PM
WHERE: Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, North Andover, MA



All-optical electrophysiology—spatially resolved simultaneous optical perturbation and measurement of membrane voltage—would open new vistas in neuroscience research. Professor Adam Cohen and colleagues from Harvard, MIT, University of Alberta, Canada, and Beijing Genomics Institute–Shenzhen, China...


Patterns Formed by Shadows of Spheres

Motivated by colloidal lithography, Harvard Physics Grad Student Sarah Kostinski, SEAS Postdoc Elizabeth Chen, and Professor Michael Brenner studied the problem of characterizing periodic planar patterns formed by shadows of spheres. The set of patterns accessible to shadow lithography spanned by lattice types...



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