Astronomers Discover Giant Wave-shaped Structure in the Milky Way

CNN
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
This image shows the Radcliffe Wave, taken from the World Wide Telescope, overlaid on an artist's illustration of the Milky Way and our sun. Courtesy of Alyssa Goodman/Harvard UniversityThis image shows the Radcliffe Wave, taken from the World Wide Telescope, overlaid on an artist's illustration of the Milky Way and our sun. Courtesy of Alyssa Goodman/Harvard University

Our solar system resides in one of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms, and for the first time, astronomers have realized we're close to a giant wave-shaped gaseous structure that connects star nurseries.

Vast "Star Nursery" Region Found in Our Galaxy

BBC News
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
A visualisation of the Radcliffe Wave - one of the largest coherent structures in the Milky Way. Image courtesy of Alyssa Goodman/Harvard UniversityA visualisation of the Radcliffe Wave - one of the largest coherent structures in the Milky Way. Image courtesy of Alyssa Goodman/Harvard University

Astronomers have discovered a vast structure in our galaxy, made up of many interconnected "nurseries" where stars are born.

Shawon Kinew

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Photo by Stu RosnerPhoto by Stu Rosner

Radcliffe Professor Shawon Kinew is interested in how early modern sculptors pushed the boundaries of what sculpture should be able to do.

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Angela Davis: Freed by the People

Huck
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Detail from angela Davis's FBI Wanted Flyer #457, 1970. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryDetail from angela Davis's FBI Wanted Flyer #457, 1970. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

A new exhibition uncovers the political activist’s photographs, speeches, and letters, tracking the experiences that helped make her the woman she is today.

Bringing the Human Heart to Life

Experience Magazine
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Detail of Unknown and Solitary Seas. Photo courtesy of Inman Gallery, HoustonDetail of Unknown and Solitary Seas. Photo courtesy of Inman Gallery, Houston

Artist Dario Robleto and cardiovascular scientist Doris Taylor are each experts on the human heart. They learned even more about it from one another.

The Hunt for a Lost Book of Moses

Harvard Gazette
Friday, December 13, 2019
Chanan Tigay during his talk at Radcliffe. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteChanan Tigay during his talk at Radcliffe. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe scholar Chanan Tigay tried to track down what could be a forgery, or the oldest Bible in the world.

Giving Voice to the Heart

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Reviewers have praised Chaya Czernowin's opera, "Heart Chamber," describing it as "overwhelming and touching in an unfamiliar way." Czernowin is the Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Photo by Christopher McIntoshReviewers have praised Chaya Czernowin's opera, "Heart Chamber," describing it as "overwhelming and touching in an unfamiliar way." Czernowin is the Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Photo by Christopher McIntosh

A new opera by Harvard professor Chaya Czernowin RI '20 voices the conflicted inner thoughts of a couple falling in love.

Radcliffe Fellow Talks Technological Advancement, Privacy, and Ethics

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, December 6, 2019
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Computer scientist Francine Berman RI '20 discussed the need for data policy that promotes the public good and protects consumer security.

15 Reading Recommendations from Radcliffe’s 2019–2020 Fellows

Thursday, December 5, 2019

A selection of 2019–2020 Radcliffe fellows share books that inspired their research, activated their imaginations, and sparked their enjoyment. 

Angela Davis in Black and White and Gray

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Photo of Angela Davis' class at Claremont College, 1975 (detail). Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPhoto of Angela Davis' class at Claremont College, 1975 (detail). Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

A new exhibit at Radcliffe, curated from Angela Davis's personal archive, chronicles the life of a complicated activist and scholar.

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