Faculty & Research


How Birds Lost Flight

Scott Edwards discovers evolution’s master switches.

by Veronique Greenwood

Reengineering Arts and Sciences

Spurring innovation, rethinking departments, tapping centers—and Ph.D. support

by John S. Rosenberg

George Sarrinikolaou

Provost for climate and sustainability’s journey from Athens to Harvard

by Nina Pasquini

Computational Control of a Living Brain?

How an AI agent learned to guide an animal to food—and what it might mean for Parkinson’s patients.

by Jonathan Shaw

Controlling AI Influence over Consumers

When pricing algorithms take advantage of an individual’s ignorance, legal scrutiny is in order.

by Max J. Krupnick

Historical Record v. Trump

Harvard historians’ Supreme Court brief 

by Max J. Krupnick

Geopolitics and the Energy Transition

International relations during the shift to a net-zero economy

by Jonathan Shaw

Cousins in the Ancient World

Long-distance human migration and population bottlenecks revealed in ancient DNA

by Jonathan Shaw

Solving Dehydration

A simple solution that saved millions

by Max J. Krupnick

Democracy Endangered

American democracy endangered by minority rule

Break Every Chain

How black plaintiffs in the Jim Crow South sought justice

by Max J. Krupnick