June 27, 2022
Are there Earth-like worlds that could support life? In search of an answer to that question, Harvard PhD student Juliana García-Mejía created a new instrument to search the heavens.
June 15, 2022
Laura Lewis, PhD ’22, works with chimpanzees and bonobos in zoos and sanctuaries worldwide to study how they interact with their social environments. By tracking eye-movement—an innovative and non-invasive method of study—she explores the ways in which primates attend to one another.
April 15, 2022
Student Heidi Pickard seeks to uncover the prevalence of toxic chemicals in surface waterways—and their impact on the environment and human health.
April 7, 2022
Although Juliana García-Mejía and Karina Mathew study very different fields today at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the two share a preoccupation, reflected in their research, with the prospect of worlds beyond our own. Both are advancing knowledge in ways that could change the way we think about the search for extraterrestrial life. And both are doing work that forces us to reconsider the place of humanity in the stars—and in our own stories.
March 15, 2022
GSAS student Grace Pan hopes to construct a new generation of high-temperature superconductors that could deliver cheap, abundant power and perhaps even help solve the climate crisis.
March 14, 2022
Chidi Akusobi wrapped his fingers around the edge of the rock and lifted. Underneath, worms, pillbugs, and many other insects darted and wriggled. The young man was enthralled. He had discovered an entire community of life in his family’s Bronx, New...
February 15, 2022
In recent years, a group of BIPOC PhD students originating in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Program launched the Culture and Community Workshop, a program for incoming students in the life sciences designed to build a foundation of skills and understanding crucial for the creation of a truly inclusive environment.
January 20, 2022
Eight scholars appointed studying topics from implicit bias to religion and Hollywood
December 15, 2021
GSAS Student Center Arts Fellow Jesse Han speaks with Communications about his work as a student leader, the community of fellows of which he is a part, and why you should always have a “scene leader” at a big dance.
October 20, 2021
As a PhD student in environmental science and engineering at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Eimy Bonilla studies the forest fires of the Amazon Basin as part of a wider effort to understand their impact across South America.