Science

2020 Jul 14

Harvard Science Book Talk: Sarah Stewart Johnson, "The Sirens of Mars"

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard FAS Division of Science—Online

Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum—on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science.

In her beautifully observed, deeply personal book, The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of...

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2020 Jul 09

Europe's Green Recovery

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center—Online

Mauro Petriccione (Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission) will discuss approaches to ensuring that Europe’s economic-recovery packages advance a green agenda—reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, reduced air and water pollution, and long-term sustainable development on the basis of a circular economy.

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2020 Jul 22

Digital Health Apps: Evidence, Reimbursement and Outcomes

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Medical School—Online event

Apps for health, wellness and disease management are increasingly common across the healthcare ecosystem. Health systems, biotech and pharma, payers and pharmacy benefits managers are just a few of the industry sectors actively using digital tools to try to improve care delivery and outcomes.

This webinar will discuss emerging lessons and concepts from this space. What is the practical significance of the designation “digital therapeutic?” What are the current regulatory pathways? How does reimbursement actually work? Megan Jones Bell, MD, Chief Science Officer for Headspace,...

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2020 Aug 17

Virtual Summer Science Week: Ins & Outs of Skeletons (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 21 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Investigate the ins and outs of skeletons through a virtual museum experience. Using observations of skulls, bones, and live animals, we will explore how animals use their skeletons for support, protection, and movement, and see how bones and fossils can help us solve ancient mysteries. Extend the fun at home with daily activities. A small packet of materials will be sent to your home upon registration.

Additional supplies needed: Thin cardboard-like poster board about 11" x 11" or two cardboard paper towel rolls, kitchen string, strong tape 3/4" wide or narrower (electrical...

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2020 Aug 10

Virtual Summer Science Week: Space! (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 14 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Look up! How do we explore beyond planet Earth? With live Zoom sessions, we’ll compare moon rocks to ones on Earth, explore how light helps us understand what stars are made of, discuss what signs of life we might see on Mars or Europa, and meet a scientist from Harvard who is studying space. At home, you’ll search out “secret” light, create your best Mars lander, safely observe the sun, map out astronomical distances, and chart constellations. A small packet of special materials will be sent to your home to help with your explorations.

Additional supplies needed: Scissors,...

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2020 Aug 03

Virtual Summer Science Week: Spineless Wonders (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 07 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Come explore the amazing world of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates, virtually, at the museum! During the live Zoom sessions, see a tarantula up close, help find millipedes, and listen to the hiss of a giant cockroach. Complete your own investigations at home as you learn how to collect and study creepy crawlies. A small packet of special collecting materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid and holes for insect collecting (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar);...

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2020 Jul 27

Virtual Summer Science Week: Ins & Outs of Skeletons (Session 1)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 31 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Investigate the ins and outs of skeletons through a virtual museum experience. Using observations of skulls, bones, and live animals, we will explore how animals use their skeletons for support, protection, and movement, and see how bones and fossils can help us solve ancient mysteries. Extend the fun at home with daily activities. A small packet of materials will be sent to your home upon registration.

Additional supplies needed: Thin cardboard-like poster board about 11" x 11" or two cardboard paper towel rolls, kitchen string, strong tape 3/4" wide or narrower (electrical...

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2020 Jul 20

Virtual Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers (Session 2)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 24 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Dig into Earth Science with this virtual museum experience. Explore volcanoes, crystals, and fossils! During the live Zoom sessions, experiment with “lava,” solve a sandy mystery, and see real museum specimens. Continue your investigations at home as you grow crystals, collect rocks, and make your own fossils! A small packet of special materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar), a handful of small rocks (will be used for an activity...

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2020 Jul 13

Virtual Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers (Session 1)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 17 2020 .
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Dig into Earth Science with this virtual museum experience. Explore volcanoes, crystals, and fossils! During the live Zoom sessions, experiment with “lava,” solve a sandy mystery, and see real museum specimens. Continue your investigations at home as you grow crystals, collect rocks, and make your own fossils! A small packet of special materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar), a handful of small rocks (will be used for an activity...

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2020 Jun 29

Virtual Summer Science Week: Space! (Session 1)

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 03 2020 .
9:30am

9:30am
9:30am
9:30am
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Look up! How do we explore beyond planet Earth? With live Zoom sessions, we’ll compare moon rocks to ones on Earth, explore how light helps us understand what stars are made of, discuss what signs of life we might see on Mars or Europa, and meet a scientist from Harvard who is studying space. At home, you’ll search out “secret” light, create your best Mars lander, safely observe the sun, map out astronomical distances, and chart constellations. A small packet of special materials will be sent to your home to help with your explorations.

Additional supplies needed: Scissors,...

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2020 Jun 22

Virtual Summer Science Week: Spineless Wonders (Session 1)

Repeats every weekday until Fri Jun 26 2020 .
9:30am

9:30am
9:30am
9:30am
9:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Come explore the amazing world of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates, virtually, at the museum! During the live Zoom sessions, see a tarantula up close, help find millipedes, and listen to the hiss of a giant cockroach. Complete your own investigations at home as you learn how to collect and study creepy crawlies. A small packet of special collecting materials will be sent to your home to help with your discoveries.

Additional supplies needed: An empty clear plastic jar with a lid and holes for insect collecting (for example, a cleaned peanut butter or mayonnaise jar);...

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2020 Jun 17

The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online Event

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet empire, the West faces a new era of East-West tensions. Any vision of a modern Russia integrated into the world economy and aligned in peaceful partnership with a reunited Europe has abruptly vanished. Two opposing narratives vie to explain the strategic future of Europe, one geopolitical and one economic, and both center on the same resource: natural gas. In The Bridge, Thane Gustafson, an expert on Russian oil and gas, argues that the political rivalries that capture the lions share of media attention...

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2020 May 13

Webinar: China's Air Quality and Climate Change: The Known and the Unknown

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Online Event

Chris Nielsen is the executive director of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment. Working with faculty at collaborating Chinese universities and across the schools of Harvard, he has managed and developed the interdisciplinary China Project from its inception.

Learn more about and register for Webinar: China's Air Quality and Climate Change: The...

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2020 May 05

Central Asian Economies and COVID-19: Bracing for Crisis

10:00am

Location: 

Online Event

Difficult times are upon us. Central Asian states are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 and bracing for the second “tsunami wave” – the impact of the pandemic on their economies.  With borders sealed, supply chain interrupted, prices on natural resources going down, and businesses forced to scale down or close, the unprecedented crisis requires strong and smart policies. Join Program Director Nargis Kassenova in conversation with Christian Josz, IMF Mission Chief for the Kyrgyz Republic, Roman Mogilevskii, Associate Director of the University of Central Asia Institute of Public...

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2020 May 21

The President’s Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Online Event

Do you want to discover the next generation of companies working to make the world better? We invite you and your community to join us for the 2020 President’s Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony on May 21, which will be completely virtual for the first time in its history.

Student and alumni teams from various Harvard schools have been working on their ventures all semester and are currently fine-tuning their pitches. At the Awards Ceremony, we’ll announce the $75,000 grand prize and $25,000 runner-up winner for each of the five tracks. Our new Executive Director Matt...

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