Bloch Oscillations of Bosonic Lattice Polarons -
December 9, 2014
A recent 'Editor's Suggested' article in Physical Review A is by members of Demler's research group Fabian Grusdt, Aditya Shashi, and Dmitry Abanin. Together with Prof. Demler, they consider a single-impurity atom confined to an optical lattice and immersed in a homogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate...
Happy Birthday, Leo Beranek! -
August 25, 2014
Dr. Beranek, an American acoustics expert, former MIT professor, a founder and former president of Bolt, Beranek and Newman, and Harvard Physics alumnus, has celebrated his 100th birthday!
Nanometre-Scale Probing of Spin Waves Using Single-Electron Spins -
July 24, 2015
Pushing the frontiers of condensed-matter magnetism requires the development of tools that provide real-space, few-nanometre-scale probing of correlated-electron magnetic excitations under ambient conditions...
Two Professors Win the Physics Frontiers Prize -
November 5, 2013
Professors Andrew Strominger and Cumrun Vafa have been awarded the Physics Frontiers Prize by the Fundamental Physics Prize Committee.
Focus on the Rashba Effect -
June 15, 2015
The Rashba effect, discovered in 1959 by a Soviet-American theoretical physicist Emmanuel Rashba, now a Harvard Physics Research Scholar, continues to supply fertile ground for fundamental research and applications...
Measurement of a Single Nuclear Spin in Biological Samples -
May 12, 2015
Magnetic resonance techniques not only provide powerful imaging tools that have revolutionized medicine, but they have a wide spectrum of applications in other fields of science such as biology, chemistry...
Quantum Microscope Images Fermionic Atoms -
June 1, 2015
Prof. Markus Greiner and members of his lab test a new technique for imaging of individual fermionic lithium atoms in a single layer of a 3D optical lattice. To preserve the density distribution during fluorescence imaging...
Congratulations to the 2014-15 Physics Graduates! -
June 17, 2015
Watch the slideshow
Wess-Zumino-Witten Terms in Graphene Landau Levels -
June 4, 2015
In a recent editor-suggested article in Physical Review Letters, grad student Junhyun Lee and Prof. Subir Sachdev consider the interplay between the antiferromagnetic and Kekulé valence bond solid orderings in the zero energy Landau levels...
New Method Allows Precise Measurement of Transcriptome in Single Cells -
April 16, 2015
Prof. Xiaowei Zhuang and members of her group have devised a method of visualizing RNA molecules inside cells so that the identity, location, and abundance of more than 1,000 different RNA species can be determined at the same time...
Anatomy of the Photochemical Reaction: Excited-State Dynamics Reveals the C–H Acidity Mechanism of Methoxy Photo-oxidation on Titania -
April 27, 2015
Light-driven chemical reactions on semiconductor surfaces have potential for addressing energy and pollution needs through efficient chemical synthesis; however, little is known about the time evolution of excited states...
Quantum Gas Microscopy with Spin, Atom-Number, and Multilayer Readout -
April 15, 2015
Atom- and site-resolved experiments with ultracold atoms in optical lattices provide a powerful platform for the simulation of strongly correlated materials. In Rapid Communication in Physical review A*...
Altering Course: Why the United States may be on the cusp of an energy revolution -
May 8, 2015
Read the article about Prof. Mara Prentiss in the latest Harvard Magazine
Harvard Physics Graduate Students Win National Awards -
April 6, 2015
Physics graduate students Aaron Kabcenell, Ellen Klein, Sabrina Pasterski, Emma Rosenfeld, Julia Steinberg, Alexandra Thomson, and Elana Urbach receive this year's NSF, Hertz Foundation, NDSEG, and NSERC Fellowships!
Stephen W. Hawking, "Quantum Black Holes" -
April 14, 2016
Monday, 4/18/16 @4:00pm
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St.
Admission by ticket only
Simulcast locations available...
‘A completely new life was beckoning’ -
May 8, 2015
R.I.P. George Brandenburg -
September 15, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce that Doctor George Brandenburg, ex-director of the LPPC, passed away on Saturday.
Attractive Photons in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium -
October 1, 2013
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...
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, Tony Pan, and Henry Lin -
January 7, 2015
Henry is a sophomore Physics concentrator; Sabrina is a graduate student in the Harvard Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature; Tony graduated from our department with a PhD in astrophysics in 2013...
Measuring Electron's Electric Dipole Moment -
January 10, 2014
The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics fails to explain dark matter and why matter survived annihilation with antimatter following the Big Bang. Extensions to the SM, such as weak-scale Supersymmetry, may explain one or both of these phenomena by positing the existence of new particles and interactions that are asymmetric under time-reversal (T)...