Past studies have identifed a spatially extended excess of 1-3 GeV gamma rays from the region surrounding the Galactic Center, consistent with the emission expected from annihilating dark matter. Harvard Physics grad student Tansu Daylan, Prof. Douglas Finkbeiner, and researchers from Fermilab, University of Chicago, MIT, and Princeton revisited and scrutinized this signal with the intention of further constraining its characteristics and origin.
The BICEP2 Collaboration, led by Professor John Kovac, has announced the discovery of first direct evidence of cosmic inflation, the expansion of space first proposed in 1981 by Alan Guth of MIT. The latest results came from observations by the BICEP2 telescope of the cosmic microwave background, a faint glow left over from the Big Bang.
Harvard has been chosen one of the six recipients of Gordon and Betty Mooore Foundation's Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) grants.
A major objective of EPiQS is to provide funding that enables a community of top experimentalists and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter. EPiQS support for theoretical research in quantum materials focuses on establishing Moore Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars programs, in the hope of: