The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) - encompasses Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education. The Center for Nanoscale Systems is a part of FAS.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) - offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages both undergraduate and graduate students to combine their engineering and applied sciences studies with work in the many other disciplines of a great liberal arts education and in the area pursued by several of Harvard University’s renowned graduate schools.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) - The Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is a National Science Foundation funded project that is focused on interdisciplinary research at Harvard. The participants of the MRSEC are drawn from five different departments. The MRSEC is centered in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), an ideal home for an interdisciplinary enterprise; SEAS has no departments, providing a strong incentive for interdisciplinary research. Harvard is encouraging interdisciplinary research and education, and the MRSEC is leading this new effort.
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) - is a National Science Foundation funded project that is a collaboration among Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Museum of Science, Boston with participation by Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the University of Basel (Switzerland), the University of Tokyo (Japan), and Brookhaven, Oak Ridge and Sandia National Laboratories.
The NSEC combines “top down” and “bottom up” approaches to construct novel electronic and magnetic devices with nanoscale sizes and understand their behavior, including quantum phenomena. Through a close integration of research, education, and public outreach, the Center encourages and promotes the training of a diverse group of people to be leaders in this new interdisciplinary field.
The Rowland Institute - is dedicated to experimental science over a broad range of disciplines. Current research is carried out in physics, chemistry, and biology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work and the development of new experimental tools.
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) - offers a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, with research and training opportunities in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, and chemical biology. An interdepartmental Ph.D. program in Chemical Physics is also available.
Department of Physics - With nine Nobel Prize winners to its credit the distinguished faculty of today engages in teaching and research that spans the discipline and defines its borders, and as a result Harvard is consistently one of the top-ranked physics departments in the nation.
FAS Center for Systems Biology - An interdepartmental initiative at Harvard University, the center’s overall goal is to combine a variety of experimental and theoretical approaches in several research areas to find general principles that help to explain the structure, behavior, and evolution of cells and organisms.
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) - The central concern of the Department is to manage and understand life’s immensely complex diversity by understanding its long genetic history and the special features of each species.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) - The scientific questions explored in the department span a wide range that include as diverse topics as Biochemistry and Biophysics, Genetics and Genomics; Development and Cell Biology; Immunology and Molecular Evolution as well as Neurobiology and Structural Biology.
The Museum of Comparative Zoology - trives to illuminate the variety and comparative relationships of animal life. The Museum's twelve departments - Biological Oceanography, Entomology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Marine Biology, Mollusks, Ornithology, Population Genetics, and Vertebrate Paleontology – support this effort and also lead modern zoological research.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - offers undergraduate and graduate studies, research work in fields including Atmospheric Science, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Structural Geology, Planetary Sciences, Paleobiology, Tectonics, Biogeochemistry, and Climate Dynamics.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) - The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), a member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is a research facility of the Smithsonian Institution, located in Cambridge, MA.
Harvard Medical School: The mission of the school is to create and nurture a community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease.
Harvard School of Public Health: From advancing scientific discovery to training national and international leaders, the Harvard School of Public Health has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide. Shaping new ideas in the field and communicating them effectively will continue to be priorities in the years ahead as it serves society's changing health needs.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute: this Institute is a unique scientific enterprise; nowhereelse in the world are as many leading scientists gathered together to specificallyfocus on what today is one of the most important basic question in the life sciences: what is the property that allows stem cells not only to differentiate into any cell type in the body, but also makes it possible for them to reprogram other cells?
Center for Brain Science: researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) aim to understand neural circuits. They are learning the structure and function of neural circuits and discovering how these circuits change during development and aging.
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National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) - Provides framework to ensure U.S. leadership in nanotechnology that will be essential to improved human health, economic well being and national security. The NNI invests in fundamental research to further understanding of nanoscale phenomena and facilitates technology transfer.
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology - This weekly virtual journal contains articles that have appeared in one of the participating source journals and that fall within a number of contemporary topical areas in the science and technology of nanometer-scale structures.
Physics Central - A site run by the American Physical Society which is intended to communicate the excitement of physics to everyone.
American Institute of Physics - It is the mission of the Institute to serve physics, astronomy, and related fields of science and technology by serving its Member Societies and their associates, individual scientists, educators, R&D leaders, and the general public with programs, services and publications - Information that matters®.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
Grants.gov - The charter of Grants.gov, one of 24 President’s Management Agenda E-Government initiatives, is to provide a simple, unified electronic storefront for interactions between grant applicants and the Federal agencies that manage grant funds. There are 26 Federal grant-making agencies and over 900 individual grant programs that award over $350 billion in grants each year. The grant community, including state, local and tribal governments, academia and research institutions, and not-for-profits, need only visit one website to find Federal funding opportunities.
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) - The NNIN is an integrated networked partnership of user facilities, supported by the National Science Foundation, serving the needs of nanoscale science, engineering and technology. NNIN provides users across the nation, in academia, small and large industry, and government, with open access, both on-site and remotely, to leading-edge tools, instrumentation, and capabilities for fabrication, synthesis, characterization, design, simulation, and integration, to help enable their individual research projects. The NNIN also has extensive education, training and outreach activities.
NNIN came into being on March 1, 2004, and is used by a diverse community of users from academia, industry, federal laboratories and from a broad range of disciplines.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) - The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is the state’s development agency for renewable energy and the innovation economy, which is responsible for one-quarter of all jobs in the state. MTC administers the John Adams Innovation Institute and the Renewable Energy Trust.
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