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Nanothermometer for the Living Cell

Researchers from Harvard, MIT, and the City University of Hong Kong, led by Professors Mikhail Lukin and Hongkun Park, developed a new approach for nanoscale temperature control inside a living cell...



A team of MIT, Harvard, and the Vienna University of Technology scientists built an all-optical transistor. Using ultracold atoms researchers were able to demonstrate that a single gate photon can control the transmission of hundreds of signal photons...


Prof. Melissa Franklin lead a group of physics students in building a small boat, from raw materials to its successful launch on Charles River...



Monday, June 10 • ​Northwest Building, B101, 52 Oxford Street
9:00   Jeremy England, Asst. Professor of Physics, MIT, "A game of musical chairs: the simple physics of protein conformational change"



Dr. Barandes

Each year, the undergraduate members of Alpha Iota, the Harvard College chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Soclety, award Excellence in Teaching Prize to three members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences...



60 students who participated in Prof. Eric Heller's "Why You Hear What You Hear: The Science of Music and Sound" class (SPU13) presented their demos of original sound/music-related projects.



Commencement 2013 procession

November PhDs: Colin Connolly, Garry Goldstein, Douglas Mason, Adam Pivonka, Yihua Wang, Pavel Petrov, Zachary Wissner-Gross
March PhDs: Antonio Copete, Jieping Fang, Yiqiao Tang
May PhDs: Tarek Anous, Luke Bruneaux, Hwan Sung Choe...



Photo: Harvard Gazette, Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

"After the U.S. entered World War II, things changed on Harvard’s campus. All but two of the Houses filled with military personnel, and faculty members left to take up posts supporting the war effort..."



Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes...



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