Harvard astronomers have identified a cosmic signature that might help scientists understand what happened before the Big Bang. The paper provides a possible test to determine what happened before the Big Bang, a question that has long puzzled physicists and astronomers alike.
Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.
Professor Federico Capasso, postdoctoral fellow Wei-Ting Chen, and graduate student Alexander Y. Zhu pioneered the technology, alongside other members of the Capasso Group and researchers at other institutions.
Harvard researchers are far from immune to retractions, according to new data published online last month. The database — released in October by Retraction Watch — includes over 18,000 listings dating as far back as the 1970s.
‘Oumuamua — which Loeb said means “a visitor from a great distance” in Hawaiian — was first discovered in October 2017 by a telescope in Hawaii.
Though some smaller details remain undecided, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is still set to complete its long-awaited move into Allston by September 2020, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.
“In the last few years, the cost of genetic sequencing has decreased by a factor of a million,” David E. Reich '96 said. “This has revealed how little was known about the genetic relationships between people.”
Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics recently released a study about an astronomical theory called panspermia.
Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said the school will expand two research areas—quantitative biology and quantum science and engineering—in the coming years.
The event convened thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, who spoke about everything from indigenous communities, to religion, to mental health, each in relation to nature and humans’ complex relation to it.