October 19, 2018
In their quest to build a tool that uses NV centers — atomic-scale impurities in diamonds — to sense the magnetic fields in everything from firing neurons to condensed-matter systems, the pair of PhD candidates from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have developed a method that can simultaneously detect magnetic fields in various directions.
October 11, 2018
Citing their “exceptional creativity,” the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded three GSAS alumni with MacArthur Foundation Fellowships: Clifford Brangwynne, PhD ’07, applied physics; Kristina Olson, PhD ’08, psychology; and...
October 9, 2018
Matt Smith’s life is full of acronyms. “My PI is part of OEB. And my grad program is MCO, which is based in MCB,” Smith recites. This proliferation of acronyms results from two factors: his graduate program, Molecules, Cells and Organism (MCO),...
September 6, 2018
This story originally appeared on the website of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. More than 336 million active Twitter users (a number slightly larger than the entire U.S. population) send hundreds of millions of...
August 1, 2018
In Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder , Caroline Fraser, PhD ’87, provides the first in-depth, scholarly biography of the pioneer girl who influenced generations of young children. The book, which earned her a Pulitzer...
July 20, 2018
PhD graduate in social policy Monica Bell’s interviews with poor youth of color in Baltimore led her to formulate the idea of “legal estrangement.” While the press focuses on a “trust gap” between Black...
July 13, 2018
What stories do refugees tell about their flight from home? And how do displaced people look back on what they've lost?
July 6, 2018
In this episode, PhD student in sociology and social policy Cresa Pugh shares insights from her research on the lives of Rohingya Muslims, a minority group that has been persecuted and displaced within Burma.
May 4, 2018
The 2018 Harvard Horizons Scholars share their research on the Sanders Theatre stage.
February 20, 2018
When Natasha Warikoo, PhD ’05, sociology, moved to the United Kingdom to teach at the University of London, she was surprised by the conversations her students weren’t having. While discussions of race and access to higher education were...

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