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Newman Award Q&A: The Founders of Indicator
Posted: 9/28/2018

One way the Hertz Foundation helps its fellows apply their scientific and technical expertise to real-world problems is through the Newman Entrepreneurial Fund. Established by Hertz Director ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Eric Altschuler
Posted: 6/18/2018

Eric Altschuler, MD, PhD, lives many lives: he’s a physicist-turned-physician, an author of books on music and literature and medicine, and a researcher who has published not just on the wo ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Bob Sedgewick
Posted: 6/11/2018

Bob Sedgewick has built his career around understanding how things work at scale. During his Hertz Fellowship under the luminary algorithms analyst Donald Knuth, Sedgewick completed landmark studie ... More >>>

From Fermi to the Z Machine
Posted: 6/11/2018

Two Fellows Trace the Tangled History of Magnetized Target Fusion

The year was 1991. The Soviet Union was in turmoil, yet still very much firmly planted behind the Iron Curtain. Even ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Hilary Finucane
Posted: 6/4/2018

Sequencing the human genome gave scientists a treasure trove of genetic information to mine as they search for the cause of life-altering genetic diseases. But it soon became clear that only a very ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Paul Lagace
Posted: 5/21/2018

Paul Lagace entered MIT as an undergraduate in 1974 and has been there ever since. His third-floor office is packed wall-to-wall with books and technical manuals, materials samples and souvenirs ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Ned Wingreen
Posted: 5/14/2018

“I had a wonderful time in graduate school as a result of the Hertz Fellowship,” says Ned Wingreen. Free to explore new research directions at the cutting edge of condensed matter physi ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Chris McKee
Posted: 5/7/2018

The Hertz Fellowship changed my life,” says Chris McKee, Professor Emeritus of Physics and of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley and one of the first class of Hertz Fellows. ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Michael Li
Posted: 4/30/2018

“Today’s world is drowning in data,” says Hertz Fellow Michael Li – and the glut is only getting larger. The world generated more than 16 zettabytes (that’s 16 trillio ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Carl Wieman
Posted: 4/23/2018

In the spring of 2009, Carl Wieman presented a novel vision of science education to the Hertz Fellows gathered in Santa Clara for the Hertz Foundation’s 2009 symposium. The Hertz Fellow, Stan ... More >>>


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