July 30, 2021
Neuroscientist Allison Hamilos, PhD '21, studies the neurological processes behind voluntary motion. In so doing, she is also challenging the basis for how we understand ourselves and our relationships with others: the idea that human beings have free will.
July 28, 2021
PhD student Alexis Turner studies the history of LSD to understand how technologies get politicized—and attitudes about them become polarized.
July 7, 2021
GSAS student Akhil Thomas studies Hinduism and Christianity, illuminating the influence the traditions have had on each other in his home country in order to expand our understanding of both.
June 15, 2021
All engineers like to make things. Andy Cohen likes to make things that improve people’s lives. As a GSAS doctoral student at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cohen brings that passion to his area of focus: soft robotics.
June 15, 2021
As a PhD student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Katherine Van Kirk works with George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin to develop a powerful new way of computing—one that operates on the atomic level in the realms of probability and uncertainty.
May 28, 2021
New research from a team that includes a GSAS alum and a current student indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on youth mental health. But the study also identifies behaviors that can mitigate the effects of the lockdown and help young people cope with stress long after the coronavirus has subsided.
May 11, 2021
“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done,” wrote the American science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein in 1952. He might have been talking about the logistics of creating a campus-like experience via Zoom during a...
April 22, 2021
Classics scholar James Calvin Taylor, PhD ’20, says that by studying the Ancient Romans—particularly the natural historian Pliny the Elder—we can better understand why it is so difficult to come to terms with our capacity to inflict lasting damage on the natural world.
April 15, 2021
As an Egyptology PhD student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Julia Puglisi uncovers the secrets of one of antiquity's most understudied sites—the quarry turned graveyard known as the Central Field of the Giza Necropolis.
April 5, 2021
Recent GSAS alumna Jackie Jahn studies policing as a public health issue with particular attention to its effects on traditionally marginalized communities.