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Research Integrity Resources Initiative

February 13, 2018

The Research Integrity Resources Initiative was created to provide FAS researchers with proactive tools to support excellence in the stewardship of strong research data. Some of these resources are provided to make the FAS community aware of offices, policies, training, and programs that are currently available across Harvard University.

In addition, this initiative also provides resources to manage conflict, communication, and/or behavioral concerns to avoid misunderstandings that may lead to allegations of research misconduct and to...

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USRA Award Presentation for Charles Law

Charles Law '17 has been selected for the prestigious Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Award

November 4, 2016

Harvard undergraduate Charles Law '17 has been selected for the prestigious Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Award.

The President and CEO of USRA, Jeffrey Isaacson, presented Law with the Frederick Tarantino Memorial Scholarship Award at a ceremony held November 2 during the USRA annual meeting located at Harvard this year. Also present at the ceremony was Dan Milisavljevic (SAO Postdoctoral Fellow who supervised Law as a PRISE fellow), Edo Berger (Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies), and Jonathan Grindlay (Professor and USRA representative)....

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Astronomy 191 Students pose with Bob Wilson

Astro191 Undergrads visit Bell Labs with Bob Wilson and make measurements with the telescope that "discovered the Big Bang"

April 4, 2016

On April 2, twelve students of the advanced undergraduate lab course Astro191 along with Prof. John Kovac (course head), Prof. Josh Grindlay, Teaching Fellow Tyler St. Germaine, and other enthusiastic friends from the CfA community traveled to Holmdel, NJ to the Bell Labs facilities where radio astronomy was "discovered" by Karl Jansky in 1932 and where fossil radiation from the Big Bang, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), was first detected in 1965.  The visit was hosted by Nobel laureate Bob Wilson (now at the CfA) who described the history and...

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Moiya McTier

Moiya McTier Awarded 2016 Chambliss Student Achievement Award

February 9, 2016

Meet Moiya McTier, recipient of the 2016 Chambliss Student Achievement Award. This award is granted every year by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students. Moiya is currently a senior at Harvard University. She won this award for her work on determining exoplanet habitability using orbital eccentricity. She conducted this research last summer, when she was a member of the Harvard Banneker Institute.  This work ties directly to...

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One current and one former Harvard Astronomy student are featured in Forbes magazine list of 30 under 30 in science

One current and one former Harvard Astronomy student are featured in Forbes magazine list of 30 under 30 in science

January 6, 2015

One current and one former Harvard Astronomy student are featured in Forbes magazine list of 30 under 30 in science. The first is current Harvard student, Henry Lin, (at the ripe age of 19!). The second is a former graduate student, Tony Pan, who work as the principal scientist in a new start-up  company. Avi Loeb is their Harvard advisor.... Read more about One current and one former Harvard Astronomy student are featured in Forbes magazine list of 30 under 30 in science

 A New Approach to SETI: Targeting Alien Polluters

A New Approach to SETI: Targeting Alien Polluters

July 24, 2014

"Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple life forms like microbes. What about advanced civilizations? Would they leave any detectable signs?"

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2014 Hoopes Prize and Goldberg Prize Awarded to Astrononomy Undergraduates

May 8, 2014

Alexander Krolewski, has been awarded a Hoopes Prize for the project entitled "Measuring the luminosity and black hole mass dependence of quasar-galaxy clustering at z ~ 0.8."
Natania Wolansky, has been awarded a Hoopes Prize for the project entitled "Are You There Gas?  It's Me, Planet: The Effects of Gas on Growth of Gas Giant Cores through Planetesimal Accretion."... Read more about 2014 Hoopes Prize and Goldberg Prize Awarded to Astrononomy Undergraduates

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