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."
A performance by Quetzal, the Grammy Award-winning East Los Angeles band, kicked off "Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas," a two-day conference at Radcliffe.
Publicly, Krauss is well known for making science cooler than science fiction in his book The Physics of Star Trek. But scientifically, Krauss is better known for asking the ultimate question: why is there something rather than nothing? During his lecture at Radcliffe, "the universe," Krauss answers, "sprang from nothing."
The Radcliffe Gymnasium was renamed the Knafel Center in honor of Sidney R. Knafel ’52, M.B.A. ’54, and in recognition of the center’s increasing role in promoting intellectual exchange across Harvard’s Schools and with the public.
Harvard Magazine breaking news reports that the Radcliffe Institute announced that the Radcliffe Gymnasium has been renamed the Knafel Center in honor of venture capitalist Sidney R. Knafel '52, M.B.A. '54, whose most recent gift—the $10.5-million Knafel Fund—will support Radcliffe programs.
Krauss, a noted theoretical physicist from Arizona State University, brought his brand of popular science to the Radcliffe Institute, addressing a crowd gathered for a talk that was often humorous despite dealing with subjects that can be dry and technical.