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Astronomy Department
FAS

Following 2017 Controversy Over Origins of the Universe, New Paper Offers Test for Cosmic Inflation

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.

Or Graur: CRLS
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Or Graur: CRLS

Or Graur is an Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow and the Director of the Harvard Science Research Mentoring Program.

Alia Qatarneh: CRLS
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Alia Qatarneh: CRLS

Alia Qatarneh is the LabXchange Secondary School Implementation Coordinator and Amgen Biotech Experience Program Site Coordinator at Harvard University.

Astrophysics Center
Politics

Government Shutdown Could Delay Some Postdoc Fellows’ Funding

Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

Admissions Interest In STEM
Sciences Division

Admissions Interest In STEM

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Research

SEAS Researchers Invent Technology to Improve Lenses

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.

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Harvard Medical School

New Data Reveals Harvard Researchers Saw Spate of Retractions In Last Decade

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.

Science Center
Science

Harvard Launches Quantum Science Initiative

Harvard University launched a new Harvard Quantum Initiative last Wednesday, aiming to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in pioneering quantum methods.

Avi Loeb
Research

Harvard Scientists Suggest Interstellar Object Could be Sent by Aliens

‘Oumuamua — which Loeb said means “a visitor from a great distance” in Hawaiian — was first discovered in October 2017 by a telescope in Hawaii.

Allston
FAS

SEAS Allston Campus on Track to Open in 2020, Gay Says

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.

DNA Talks
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Geneticist Discusses Insights and Questions from Ancient DNA

“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.”

Galactic Panspermia Authors
Science

New Harvard Study ‘Galactic Panspermia’ Posits Transfer of Life Between Planets

Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics recently released a study about an astronomical theory called panspermia.

Galactic Panspermia Authors
Science

Galactic Panspermia Authors

Manasvi Lingam, Avi Loeb, and Idan Ginsburg, authors of the study Galactic Panspermia, pose for a photo.

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SEAS

SEAS To Invest In Quantum Engineering and Quantitative Biology

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.

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Religion

Divinity School Event Explores Humans’ Relationship to Nature

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.

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