Goals of Kempner Institute are ‘very hard’

Scholars across University say Harvard is well-suited to the challenge owing to breadth, size of intellectual resources, experience.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 9, 2021 ~14 min

Vaccination surveys fell victim to ‘big data paradox,’ Harvard researchers say

As governments and health officials navigate pandemic, researchers stress the danger that comes with bad information.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 8, 2021 ~9 min

Time of day matters when getting COVID vaccine

An observational study finds that antibody levels are higher when health care workers received the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in the afternoon.

Anita Slomski • harvard
Dec. 7, 2021 ~5 min

New Harvard institute to study natural, artificial intelligence

University-wide initiative made possible by gift from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 7, 2021 ~18 min

Daniel Kahneman on how to influence others

Nobel-winning behavioral economist and author of “Thinking Fast and Slow” shares advice on negotiation at Harvard event.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Dec. 6, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard-led team takes step in quest for quantum computing

Harvard researchers observe a state of matter predicted and hunted for 50 years, but never previously observed.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 2, 2021 ~7 min

New study forecasts how SARS-CoV-2 variants could evade vaccines

A new study led by Harvard researchers models future SARS-CoV-2 mutations and forecasts their ability to evade immune defenses developed by vaccines and antibody-based treatments.

Jake Miller • harvard
Dec. 2, 2021 ~11 min

Harvard researchers explore superconductor possibilities

Never-before-seen electron behavior could help scientists create superwires for supercharged technology.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Dec. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard epidemiologist gives early impression of Omicron

With Omicron landing in the U.S. this week, Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage reviewed what we know and the many things still unknown about the fast-moving coronavirus variant.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Moderna vaccine slightly more effective than Pfizer

In a comparison study, the Moderna vaccine was slightly more effective than the Pfizer vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death.

Nicole Rura • harvard
Dec. 1, 2021 ~5 min