Video and Audio
With Oren Milstein, Vijay Varadan, and Babak Parviz
Q&A moderated by Conor J. Walsh
Closing remarks by John Huth
With Karen Gleason, Christine Ortiz, and Joseph K. Hitt
Q&A moderated by Leia Stirling
Welcoming remarks by Lizabeth Cohen and John Huth
Introduction by Marko Loncar
“Biological Ideas and Smart Materials in Biology” by Peter Vukusic
Saturate the Moment, by Harvard Graduate School of Design students Keojin Jin and Juhun Lee, is located in the new Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Garden in Radcliffe Yard.
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reflects on the 50th anniversary of the presidential report on American women and discusses how to involve more women in politics.
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reflects on the 50th anniversary of the presidential report on American women with former Radcliffe fellow, Ellen Fitzpatrick.
Sean Graney has created an epic 12-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies, titled All Our Tragic. Hear how a single staging of the seven tragedies of Sophocles evolved into a massive project that generated more than 1,200 pages of drama.
Graney is the 2013–2014 Perrin Moorhead and Bruns Grayson Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.
The Radcliffe Institute: Investing in Ideas explores how the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University invests in the future of ideas—and the ideas of the future.
Radcliffe generates new ideas by faculty, students, scholars, scientists, public intellectuals, and artists through its three programs: the Fellowship Program, the Schlesinger Library, and Academic Ventures.
The Institute shares ideas through dynamic public events that are created by all three programs. Our conferences, lectures, fellows' presentations, gallery shows, and library exhibitions are free, open to the public, and frequently shared online.
Tadashi Tokieda invents, collects, and studies toys—simple objects from daily life that can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, exhibit behaviors so surprising that they intrigue scientists for weeks.
What do a computer scientist, a playwright, and a biologist have in common? Collective intelligence, as Radhika Nagpal discovered during her year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. She worked with experimental biologists to develop a better understanding of collective intelligence in social insects through the application of computer science. The professor of computer science at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a faculty member of the Harvard Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering also found a surprising commonality with a playwright and other Radcliffe fellows.