August

Faculty and post-docs prevail over students in annual ITC Soccer Cup match

Faculty and post-docs prevail over students in annual ITC Soccer Cup match

August 14, 2013

The faculty and post-docs extended their winning streak in a spectacular regulation soccer match (7:3) at the annual ITC picnic on August 11th at Harvard's athletic grounds.  Pictured below, ITC Director Avi Loeb is double-teamed by students Doug Ferrer and Sukrit Ranjan with Fernando Becerra looking on.   Avi was credited with two goals and had two assists. 

Recreating a Slice of the Universe

August 21, 2012

Cambridge, MA - Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and their colleagues at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have invented a new computational approach that can accurately follow the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years. For the first time it is now possible to build a universe from scratch that brims with galaxies like we observe around us.

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Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace at Forming Stars

August 21, 2012

Cambridge, MA - Astronomers have found an extraordinary galaxy cluster, one of the largest objects in the universe, that is breaking several important cosmic records. Observations of the Phoenix cluster with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the National Science Foundation's South Pole Telescope, and eight other world-class observatories may force astronomers to rethink how these colossal structures and the galaxies that inhabit them evolve.

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A Trip to the Deep Future

August 21, 2012


Where will you be in 10100? Read an article by Kate Becker of PBS Nova that explores the deep future.

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Image Left: A computer simulation of the cosmic web of dark matter and ordinary matter. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Hallman (University of Colorado, Boulder)