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Physics

Jefferson Lab Evacuation
Science

Harvard Researchers Verify Existence of New State of Matter, Opens Doors for Quantum Science

The state of matter, known as quantum spin liquid, has special properties that produce long-range quantum entanglement — a phenomenon in which particles’ states are connected despite spatial separation.

COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes 2
On Campus

COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes 2

Students pack up at the end of lecture for Phys-Sci 2 in the Science Center.

LISE Building
Physics

LISE Building

The Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering facilitates research in the field of physics.

Graphene Researchers
FAS

Harvard Researchers Achieve Tunable Superconductivity in Trilayer Graphene

Harvard scientists have developed a new twisted graphene configuration for achieving superconductivity that could help lead to the realization of superconductors at higher temperatures, according to a Feb. 4 paper published in Science.

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Student Life

Finding Ways to Move Forward: How STEM Seniors Adapted to Virtual Theses

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shift to remote learning, many seniors studying in the STEM fields have had to redesign their thesis projects.

Avi Loeb
Research

Astronomers Estimate Spin of Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way

Researchers at Harvard and Northwestern University derived the first tight limit for the spin of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Center for Astrophysics Collaborates to Study Star’s Spaghettification: Death By Black Hole

Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics collaborated to publish a paper on a star’s spaghettification, the process in which a star is ripped apart by a black hole, last Monday.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Harvard Researchers Discover Wobbling Shadow of Supermassive Black Hole

Harvard astrophysicists have discovered that the crescent-like shadow of the Messier 87 (M87*) black hole appears to be wobbling.

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Research

SEAS Researchers Invent Shape-Remembering Wool-Like Material

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have invented a wool-like material that remembers shape and changes form when soaked in water.

Science Center Plaza in Spring
FAS

Harvard Physicists Propose Method for Determining Black Hole Spin

A team of Harvard physicists published an article Wednesday outlining a novel method for determining the “spin” — or angular momentum — of a black hole.

Astrophysics Center
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Detect Binary White Dwarf System Generating Gravitational Waves

Researchers at the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered a pair of white dwarf stars that orbit each other and produce gravitational waves — the first wave source of this type ever found.

Black Hole Research
Research

Harvard Physicists Refine Images of Black Hole

A team led by scientists at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative published an article Wednesday outlining a method to simulate sharper images of a black hole.

Brian R. Greene '84 Book Talk
Research

Brian Greene Talks the Physics of Free Will at Science Center Lecture

Theoretical physicist and Columbia University professor Brian R. Greene ’84 emphasized humanity’s unique place in the cosmos — despite occupying a miniscule sliver of space and time — at a Science Center talk Wednesday night.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
Books

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Lee Smolin, author of the recently released book “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution”, gives a talk on Wednesday evening in the Science Center. His book discusses Einstein’s quantum mechanics and its limitations on our understanding of the world.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
Harvard Square

‘It’s Beautiful. It’s Wrong’: Physicist Lee Smolin Discusses ‘Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution’ in Talk

Theoretical physicist Lee Smolin explained the incomplete nature of quantum theory before a packed lecture hall in the Science Center on Wednesday evening, discussing his newest book, “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum.”

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