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.

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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. The Harvard-Mexico fellowship is available to Mexican… Read more about Arturo Avelino coming to Harvard as the first-ever recipient in the Harvard-Mexico Postdoctoral Program