Astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–95) illuminated stellar evolution.
Fred Niell, AB’99, helped build a nuclear reactor in a dorm room. Did he ever make anything else?
How Margaret Gardel accidentally became a biophysicist.
Physicist David McCowan, SM’08, PhD’14, explains food science to lay readers in the Takeout.
Science and emotion in A Wrinkle in Time.
A note from the dean of the Physical Sciences Division.
Jonathan Simon blurs the line between matter and light.
Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.
Physics professor Henry Frisch shares a piece of atomic history.