Astrophysics at Harvard
The Astrophysics Concentration and new Secondary Field in Astrophysics offer small class sizes, the highest faculty-to-student ratio of the physical science departments, and the opportunity to travel to remote astronomical observatories. Students often pursue a joint concentration with either Physics or Earth & Planetary Sciences. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, located at 60 Garden Street opposite the Radcliffe Quadrangle, is one of the world's great centers for research in astrophysics, with over 350 scientists and powerful astronomical observatories in Arizona, Chile, Hawaii, and in space. Undergraduate students interested in participating in either term-time or summer research are encouraged to contact Prof. Edo Berger to discuss the numerous opportunities, which range from the hunt for planets orbiting nearby stars to the quest to understand the Big Bang and the accelerating Universe.
For more information contact Edo Berger, Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Attend one of the monthly pizza dinners with a member of the astronomy faculty to learn about the latest discoveries in astrophysics.
Current scheduled events, Science Center Astro Lab
- "A Galaxy Full of Planets" Prof. John Johnson http://astronomy.fas.harvard.edu/people/john-asher-johnson Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013, 6-7:30pm
- "Astrochemistry: Star and Planet Formation at the Molecular Level" Prof. Karin Oberg http://astronomy.fas.harvard.edu/people/karin-oberg Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 6-7:30pm
- "Exploding Stars in an Accelerating Universe" Prof. Robert Kirshner http://astronomy.fas.harvard.edu/people/robert-p-kirshner Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, 6-7:30pm