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Professors Andrew Strominger and Cumrun Vafa have been awarded the Physics Frontiers Prize by the Fundamental Physics Prize Committee.



What counts as evidence?
Is there a gold standard?
What makes some evidence better than other kinds?
Do different scientific disciplines answer these questions differently?



Graphene provides a rich platform to study many-body effects, owing to its massless chiral charge carriers and the fourfold degeneracy arising from their spin and valley degrees of freedom. Graduate student Ben Feldman, Prof. Amir Yacoby, and colleagues from Max-Planck-Institut...



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The National Science Foundation has awarded a major grant to researchers from Harvard University, Howard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Boston Museum of Science to create a Science and Technology Center on Integrated Quantum Materials...



Schedule:
8:00am - 9:00am: Poster set up (Physics Research Library)
9:00am - 11:00am: Talks (Jefferson 250)
11:00am - 2:30pm: Poster Session (Physics Research Library)


On September 30, 2013, University of Maryland Professor of Physics Edward "Joe" Redish was the guest speaker at the Harvard Monday Physics Colloquium dedicated to the science of teaching and learning physics...



The fundamental properties of light derive from its constituent particles - massless quanta (photons) that do not interact with one another. However, it has long been known that the realization of coherent interactions between individual photons...



WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mass. General Hospital Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) (Building114), 114 16th St., Charlestown Naval Shipyard...



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Just three years ago the prospect of finding temperate, rocky worlds around other stars was still the subject of science fiction: none had been found and reasonable estimates put us years or decades away from such a momentous discovery...



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