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President Bacow discusses LIGO on eve of Inauguration

October 4, 2018

"GAZETTE: Looking ahead, what do you see as the biggest opportunities, the biggest challenges?

BACOW: ... The intellectual opportunities are also great. We are creating new tools which allow us to answer questions people have never been able to answer in the history of mankind. Whether we’re talking about CRISPR technology, which allows us to edit genes in ways that we’ve never had the capacity to do, or whether we’re talking about LIGO — Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — how ’s that one [laughter]? Actually, I learned about LIGO over 20 years ago...

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Fabio Pacucci discusses Black Holes on TED-Ed talks

September 20, 2018

"To end this short story, it is worth mentioning that now there is even an institute dedicated exclusively to the study of these objects, the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University. The BHI is an interdisciplinary center involving a collaboration between scientists from the fields of Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy, the first center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes: not bad for a space oddity."

- Fabio Pacucci

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