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Tracing ancient climates with Preston Kemeny
Posted: 1/30/2019

The Southern Ocean encircles Antarctica, a watery ring whose northernmost fringes churn more than 3,000 kilometers (3 × 106 meters) from the South Pole at its center. The ammonia mo ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Laurel Larsen
Posted: 12/17/2018

Since she was a child growing up in Florida, Hertz Fellow Laurel Larsen was intrigued with water, from the way it moved to the way it would change season to season. When Laurel was selected to pu ... More >>>

Hertz Fellow Michael Baym Receives Packard Fellowship
Posted: 12/5/2018

This year not only marked the 30th anniversary of the More >>>

A Reading List for the Entrepreneur in Training
Posted: 11/27/2018

By Derek Lidow

Any time I read about the success of Hertz Fellows, especially those who cho ... More >>>

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 >>>


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