Cracking the case of the missing molecules

When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-technology physics chemistry quantum-computing nature graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences caitlin-mcdermott-murphy quantum-mechanics lasers kang-kuen-ni molecules chemical-reaction potassium-rubidium quantum-control ultracold yu-liu

How a grad student choreographs life in science and art

Ph.D. student Frederick Moss brings together the incongruous worlds of science and art.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Jan. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  chemistry  teaching  music  fas  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  art  dance  caitlin-mcdermott-murphy  learning  frederick-moss  profile

Harvard Museum of Natural History gives hands-on lab work to middle school educators

Mansi Srivastava's lab worked with middle school teachers in an education workshop on DNA and evolution.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
July 30, 2019 ~2 min

Tags:  science-technology  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  harvard-museum-of-natural-history  mansi-srivastava  organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  real-science-untangling-evolutionary-trees  monique-harrington  needham-public-schools

Robobee makes its first solo flight

Several decades in the making, the Harvard Microbiotics Lab’s Robobee made its first solo flight.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 26, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  seas  harvard-microrobotics-lab  robert-wood  robobee  wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering

Harvard researchers find gut microbes can lessen effectiveness of medicines

Study published in Science shows that gut microbes can chew up medications, with serious side effects.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
June 19, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  science-technology  chemistry  parkinsons-disease  fas  emily-balskus  chemistry-and-chemical-biology  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  science  caitlin-mcdermott-murphy  gut-bacteria  microbiome  vayu-maini-rekdal

4 new Veritalk episodes take on food: culture, veganism, gut health, obesity

Harvard Ph.D. students explore the culture and science of food in the latest episodes of the Veritalk podcast. The talks cover veganism, gut health, food and diaspora, and childhood obesity.

GSAS Communications • harvard
June 4, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  food  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  health-medicine  microbiome  childhood-obesity  cultural-appropriation  veganism  veritalk

Why jackals thrive where humans dominate

The surprising success story of the golden jackal in Europe holds lessons about nature’s resilience and about how nature might respond to the evolutionary pressure exerted by humans as we change the natural landscape. The Gazette spoke with doctoral student Nathan Ranc for insight.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 25, 2019 ~18 min

Tags:  science-technology  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  alvin-powell  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  anthropocene  resilience  europe  fox  golden-jackal  nathan-ranc  paul-moorcroft  wolf

Student engineers an interaction between two qubits using photons

A Ph.D. student working in the lab of Professor Mikhail Lukin, co-director of the Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative, has demonstrated a method for engineering an interaction between two qubits using photons.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 30, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  quantum  quantum-computing  evans  graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences  lukin  mikhail-lukin  quantum-bit  quantum-bits  quantum-computers  quantum-networking  ruffin-evans  science

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