The Harvard Gazette takes a look at creativity across the disciplines at a Radcliffe Institute workshop. The day was devoted to looking closely at moments of creative breakthrough and to asking about the "commonalities, and also about revealing discrepancies between such moments in various fields," said co-organizer John Plotz, a former Radcliffe fellow.
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“Can biography and science speak to each other?” asked best-selling biographer Richard Holmes in his Radcliffe Institute talk “The Scientist Within.” Holmes said they can, even though “biography is literary, subjective, historical, and backward-looking,” while “science is forward-looking” and objective.
The Simons Foundation has appointed former Radcliffe fellow Salil Vadhan of Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) a Simons Investigator, an appointment of five years with a grant of $100,000 for research support per year.
New York Times Op-Ed by Radcliffe fellow Hector Carrillo on the expansion of same-sex marriage in Latin America and the U.S.
With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory—and not at the scale of inches, but microns. Radcliffe Advisor Joanna Aizenberg, an expert in biologically inspired materials science, biomineralization, and self-assembly, is the principal investigator for this research.
Harvard Magazine features the ART production of the Pirates of Penzance. Director Sean Graney, who will be a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2013–2014, conceived and directed the new production and will likely do more work in collaboration with the ART during his fellowship year at Harvard.
Harvard Magazine article features Radcliffe Institute 2013-14 fellows and the Harvard faculty members chosen to be fellows.
Harvard Gazette announces 2013–2014 Radcliffe Institute fellows to engage in science of toys, comedy of tragedies, design of destruction, and more.
Radcliffe fellow Tsitsi Jaji is fascinated by what songs can teach literary specialists about how to read poetry. She calls art songs—vocal compositions typically arranged for one voice with piano accompaniment—"the perfect texts to explore the dynamic relationship between music and poetry in my new Radcliffe project."