|—||Tireless research by our colleagues in computational biology at Harvard, the Broad Institute, and others around the world: Harvard lab sequences Ebola genomes, providing insight into outbreak (Boston Globe).|
|—||Cherry A. Murray, dean of Harvard SEAS|
Harvard’s popular Science & Cooking lecture series will return on September 8, bringing world-class chefs and eminent food experts to campus for weekly talks and demonstrations that are open to the public.
Most of the guests and topics this year will be entirely new, as the series welcomes for the first time the internationally renowned chefs Dominique Crenn and Daniel Humm, among many others.
Hosted by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the public lecture series runs through the end of the fall semester. A full schedule, including the lecture topics, is available online: Science & Cooking lecture series returns to Harvard on September 8
Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or a thousand starlings can form a great flowing murmuration across the sky, these Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors performed en masse (see video). To computer scientists, they also represent a significant milestone in the development of collective artificial intelligence. Read about the first self-organizing thousand-robot swarm.
|—||Radhika Nagpal, the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at Harvard SEAS. Her research group just unveiled the first self-organizing thousand-robot swarm.|
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University.
“Our research provides the first real physical understanding of the cytoplasm in mammalian cells,” says Ming Guo, Ph.D. ’14.
|—||Zoe Padilla, age 12. She participated in our free Science & Cooking for Kids program this summer.|
This robot, developed in Prof. Rob Wood’s lab, folds itself up and walks away.
TBT: Founding of the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard, 1847
"If his generosity fail not of its object, i.e. if the persons selected to carry out his views for the scientific education of the rising generation are qualified for their trust, his magnificent foundation will be of the greatest service to the interests of the Republic, Science and Humanity. For himself he has erected a monument more durable than brass or marble."
(Harvard University Archives)