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Avi Loeb

Breakthrough Starshot Initiative Aims to Discover Life in Other Solar Systems

Loeb said in an interview Monday that one of Breakthrough Starshot’s greatest challenges is designing a lightweight spacecraft that can travel at a fifth of the speed of light.

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On Campus

Princeton Prof Details Mysteries of Machine Learning at Harvard Lecture Series

Hundreds of faculty and students crowded into Science Center Hall D this week to hear a Princeton University computer science professor limn the secrets of machine learning.

The Broad Institute
Sciences Division

Harvard, MIT Win Major Victory in CRISPR Patent Dispute

A federal appeals court ruled that the Broad Institute holds patent rights to the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9.

Students En Route

With Beginning of Fall Classes, Students Lament Loss of ‘Harvard Time’

Despite the rollout of a new schedule for the College, undergraduates found the start of classes remarkable in its uneventfulness.

The Broad Institute

Harvard Researchers Trace Embryo Development

Harvard researchers—using zebrafish and frog embryos as models—have traced the process by which a single cell builds a complete organism.

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Student Groups

Undergrads Organize Fundraiser For Campaign Zero

Organizers for the event wrote on their website that they support Campaign Zero’s goal to “tackle the systemic issues behind incidents of police violence.”

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Flyby Blog

Bracing Yourself for Reading Period

You should probably start packing for summer, like, now.

The Science Center

Harvard Scientists Create New Dipolar Molecule

Harvard researchers have combined two atoms for the first time to form a single dipolar molecule with unique properties.

Multicultural Center Town Hall Meeting

Harvard Junior Nicholas Whittaker Wins Truman Scholarship

Philosophy concentrator Nicholas P. Whittaker ’19 was one of 59 college students to win a Truman Scholarship, a graduate scholarship awarded for commitment to public service.


Harvard, MIT, and Cambridge Researchers Refine Origin of Life Hypothesis

Researchers from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Cambridge have found that sulfur compounds in the early earth’s atmosphere may have contributed to the origins of life.


Lemann Donates to Engineering and Entrepreneurship Programs

Wealthy Brazilian investor Jorge P. Lemann '61 recently made a donation to Harvard in order to support classes in entrepreneurship and engineering.

Math Department Hires Second-Ever Senior Female Faculty Member

Math Dept Hires 2nd-Ever Female Tenured Prof, Ending Six-Year Drought

​Harvard’s Math Department has hired a woman as a senior professor for the second time in its history, ending a six-year streak in which the department boasted not a single woman of that rank.

Cora Dvorkin
Sciences Division

Physics Prof. Dvorkin Named 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year

Assistant Physics professor Cora Dvorkin was named the 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations last month.

Chemistry Professor Aspuru-Guzik

Chemistry Professor Aspuru-Guzik to Leave Harvard

Chemistry Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik will leave Harvard to join the faculty of the University of Toronto this summer.

University Hall
Sciences Division

Bloxham To Step Down as Dean of Science

Bloxham, who studies how planets generate magnetic fields, was first appointed FAS divisional dean for physical sciences in Aug. 2006.