Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, an achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks.
A team of scientists led by Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics Amir Yacoby has developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nanoscale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules.
The Harvard University Department of Physics recently won a $1 million award from the Moore Foundation to study quantum systems.
The renovation of Dunster House, which will be the first full House to undergo renewal, is to begin immediately after Commencement and last 15 months. The Dunster community will be relocated for the next academic year to “swing” facilities, with its temporary hub at the former Inn at Harvard, which is undergoing a complete renovation. Other House communities will also stay at the inn during future renewals.
Harvard Senior Levent Alpoge ’14 will study mathematics at the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship.
Faculty, staff, and students gathered from around campus for a discussion about social media at Harvard. While civil in tone, the exchange began with participants throwing Marlon Kuzmick’s softball question right back at him.
Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt addressed the comforts of tragedy at the Cambridge Public Library.
Utopian worlds, sign-language poetry, and DNA origami — the subjects are as fascinating and varied as the students who explore them.
Historians will gather at Harvard on April 11 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna.
University leaders gathered at the Science Center to celebrate an update of the Harvard Mark I exhibit.
In addition to conducting research and teaching about climate, energy, and the environment, Harvard faculty members also serve as expert advisers to policymakers, putting their science to work to improve laws and regulations and to foster understanding between the worlds of government and academics.
David J. Mooney, Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, was honored with the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and ...
The Green Carpet Awards, hosted by Executive Vice President Katie Lapp and the Office for Sustainability, celebrated the dedication and hard work of project teams and student groups in meeting the University’s sustainability commitments.
Harvard scholar, friend, and Aga Khan Professor Emeritus Richard Frye taught Iranian history and culture at the University for more than 40 years.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students talked with Harvard researchers using the deep-sea submarine Alvin to explore the Gulf of Mexico.
The Common Spaces Pop-up Performance Series begins on April 8, featuring six weeks of lunchtime entertainment on the plaza, just outside Harvard’s Science Center.
Harvard stem cell scientists have discovered that a recently approved medication for epilepsy might be a meaningful treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a uniformly fatal neurodegenerative disorder.
Harvard University’s 22nd annual Arts First festival, showcasing student and faculty creativity, will take place Thu.-Sun., May 1-4. Sponsored by Harvard’s ...
"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" with Henry Louis Gates Jr. has won the prestigious Peabody Award. The honor signifies excellence on ...
GSAS doctoral students create an exhibit to feature personal albums, photographs, postcards, and maps from Harvard’s rich trove of 20th-century propaganda related to Italy’s late participation in the colonial “scramble for Africa.”
During the historic “Blizzard of 1978,” Edmund Morris forced open the door of his snowed-in Cambridge hotel and made his way across the quieted Harvard ...
Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has been named a finalist for the 2014 Ben Jobe Award, presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men's basketball. The winner will be announced on April 4.
Emancipation, said scholar of African America Ira Berlin in a Harvard lecture series, was not a moment in history, but a century-long movement that preceded the Civil War.
Harvard College has sent admission notifications to 2,023 students, 5.9 percent of the applicant pool of 34,295. Included are record numbers of African-American and Latino students, who constitute 11.9 and 13 percent of the admitted class, respectively.
A new course on how to handle big data designed by Assistant Statistics Professor Luke Bornn immerses students in a competitive environment, driven by peer learning, to understand how to handle the massive data sets common in real-world problems.
A new study from Dartmouth and Harvard researchers looks at the mechanisms behind facial recognition.
On a quiet Sunday morning, the sounds of strings reverberate through Currier House, emanating from the string quartet in the House’s Senior Common Room.
Harvard lecturer Tim McCarthy teaches a free American history course to low-income adult students as part of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, for which he now holds the first endowed chair.
In an effort to dispel the notion that graduate school and careers in academia are generally beyond the reach of minority students, Harvard hosted the second Ivy Plus Symposium.
With a show on Broadway, artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown explains his craft.
In its first multievent weekend (March 22-23) of the spring season, the No. 17 Harvard coed sailing team turned in two top-five performances in two teams races. The Crimson claimed fourth at the Team Race Invitational and took fifth at the 54th Jan T. Friis Trophy.
Harvard Professsor John Briscoe, who has made a career of tackling water insecurity challenges around the world, will receive the Stockholm Water Prize, known informally as the “Nobel Prize of water.”
Twelfth-seeded Harvard men's basketball team had a 61-57 win over fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. It faces Michigan State on Saturday.
William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, lauds the recently announced reform of the SATs. He explains why the changes should help level the playing field for students.
New research conducted at Harvard demonstrates sharing behavior in African grey parrots.
Samantha Earp, who has served as interim executive director of HarvardX since July of last year, has been appointed executive director, effective ...
The Woodberry Poetry Room is sponsoring a series focused on rethinking the possibilities of the creative-writing workshop.
The Harvard men's basketball team received a 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face 5th-seeded Cincinnati in the second round Thursday at 2:10 p.m. The game will be televised live on TNT.
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
Scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have discovered a way to build self-assembling cages made of DNA. The cages are the largest stand-alone DNA structures made to date, and one day may be able to deliver drugs or house tiny bioreactors or photonic devices inside the human body.
Freshmen, who spend their first year living in and around the Yard, are sorted into one of Harvard’s 12 upperclass Houses on Housing Day.
A team of Harvard researchers has demonstrated that the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris can use natural conductivity to pull electrons from minerals located remotely in soil and sediment while remaining at the surface, where it absorbs the sunlight needed to produce energy.
Reflecting a commitment to confronting the challenge of climate change at the local level, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has launched a ...
The Harvard men's basketball team became the first team in the nation to punch its ticket into the NCAA tournament with a 70-58 victory at Yale on Friday night.
Harvard women's basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith earned career win No. 515 on Friday to become the all-time winning Ivy League head coach with a 69-65 victory over Yale at Lavietes Pavilion.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith recognized the hard work and contributions of 52 FAS employees during the fifth annual Dean’s Distinction Awards ceremony and reception, held in University Hall on Thursday.
Scientists have long suggested that the best way to settle the debate about how phenotypic plasticity may be connected to evolution would be to identify a mechanism that controls both. Harvard researchers say they have discovered just such a mechanism in insulin signaling in fruit flies.
Female academics are less likely to collaborate across rank, a Harvard study found.
A Harvard research team led by Kevin Kit Parker, a Harvard Stem Cell Institute principal faculty member, has identified a set of 64 crucial parameters by which to judge stem cell-derived cardiac myocytes, making it possible for scientists and pharmaceutical companies to quantitatively judge and compare the value of stem cells.
A symposium on data visualization brought together experts from campus and beyond to show how technology in the arts, sciences, and humanities is helping people think in new ways.