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 18, 2018
Selkies. Elves. Werewolves. Vampires. Mermaids. Human beings are obsessed with creatures that are a little bit human, a little bit animal, and maybe even a little bit dangerous.
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),...
October 3, 2018
Matthew Hayek, PhD '17 in environmental science and engineering, doesn’t have beef with the cattle industry—he just wants people to understand the environmental impact of the grass-fed burger on the menu at their favorite gastropub.
September 25, 2018
Every year, hundreds of Harvard undergraduates stream into math courses offered by the Department of Mathematics. Whether learning linear algebra or calculus, they can turn to the teaching fellows (TFs), who are the chief instructors for these...
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 13, 2018
Earlier this year, Facebook feeds filled with selfies alongside works of art, matched through the Google Arts and Culture app. While many enjoyed connecting themselves to famous portraits by Renoir or Rembrandt, others raised privacy concerns,...
August 7, 2018
The research of Leah Aronowsky, a historian of science, often revolves around one question: “How do scientists obtain knowledge of environmental phenomena that unfold on the scale of the entire planet?” Aronowsky is currently a Mellon...
August 6, 2018
A few years before Freddie Gray’s death, Samantha Hawkins walked past a corner store near a Baltimore neighborhood center where she’d been volunteering. Overnight, in an impromptu memorial to a victim of violence, someone had spray-...

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