In these volatile times, three Harvard professors share insights from their fields on how to handle uncertainty.
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
So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.
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
Accessibility devices at the lab use sound to allow the visually impaired to envision the stars
Aug. 16, 2019 • ~4 min
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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.
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
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.
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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