July

Graduate students help organize premier conference on scientific communication

Graduate students help organize premier conference on scientific communication

July 13, 2013

A group of graduate students, including six from the Harvard Department of Astronomy, developed and organized Communicating Science 2013, or “ComSciCon 2013”, a first-of-its kind workshop on science communication specifically for grad students in the sciences and engineering. ComSciCon brought together graduate students from across the country and from a wide range of scientific disciplines to the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge on June 13-15. These 50 attendees were selected from a pool of 730 applicants based on their enthusiasm for and achievements in communicating science.

Arturo Avelino coming to Harvard as the first-ever recipient in the Harvard-Mexico Postdoctoral Program

Arturo Avelino coming to Harvard as the first-ever recipient in the Harvard-Mexico Postdoctoral Program

July 10, 2013

Arturo Avelino will be coming to Harvard from the University of Guanajuato in October as the first ever recipient of the Harvard-Mexico Postdoc Program. He will work with Professor Robert Kirshner on learning the nature of the dark energy from observations of Type Ia supernovae combined with other cosmological probes.