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Quantum Physicist Mikhail Lukin Appointed University Professor
Quantum physicist Mikhail Lukin has been appointed a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty rank, the University announced Tuesday.
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
Students pack up at the end of lecture for Phys-Sci 2 in the Science Center.
The Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering facilitates research in the field of physics.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.