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Robert Kirshner
January 30, 2015

Harvard's Clowes Professor of Science Robert P. Kirshner (A.B. 1970) will share the 2015 Wolf Prize in Physics with Prof. James Bjorken of Stanford University. They will split the $100,000 award.

BICEP telescope
January 30, 2015

A new joint analysis of data from two South Pole-based experiments--the BICEP2 telescope and the Keck Array, both supported by the National Science Foundation--and the European Space Agency's Planck satellite, has found no conclusive evidence of primordial gravitational waves, despite earlier reports of a possible detection.

January 23, 2015

The year of 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light (IYL) by the United Nations. Organizations, institutions, and individuals involved in the science and applications of light will be joining together for this yearlong celebration to help spread the word about the wonders of light.