3 takes on dealing with uncertainty

In these volatile times, three Harvard professors share insights from their fields on how to handle uncertainty.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite and Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy neuroscience psychology fas radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study juan-siliezar health-medicine alyssa-goodman comparative-literature elizabeth-phelps german john-hamilton manisha-aggarwal-schifellite

In a photo of a black hole, a possible key to mysteries

So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology physics astrophysics space astronomy black-hole einstein center-for-astrophysics peter-galison caitlin-mcdermott-murphy quantum-mechanics black-hole-initiative alexander-lupsasca andrew-strominger michael-johnson space-time theory-of-relativity

Astronomy Lab at Harvard makes accessibility a priority

Accessibility devices at the lab use sound to allow the visually impaired to envision the stars

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
Aug. 16, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  science-technology  astronomy  fas  blind  accessibility  allyson-bieryla  braille  clay-telescope  jed-gottlieb  lightsound  loomis-michael-observatory  orchestar  soley-hyman  stahr  student-astronomers-at-harvard-radcliffe  visually-impaired

Making Mars habitable

Researchers from Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Edinburgh suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material — silica aerogel — that would mimic Earth’s atmospheric greenhouse effect.

Leah Burrows • harvard
July 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  physics  astronomy  basic-research  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  mars  leah-burrows  water-ice

Harvard scientists lead team revealing black hole

A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  astronomy  black-hole  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  cfa  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  accretion-disk  basic-science  doeleman  eht  einstein  event-horizon-telescope  general-relativity  gravity  image  sheperd-doeleman  smithsonian  telescopes  very-long-baseline-interferometry  virtual-telescope  vlbi

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