From analyzing M&Ms to illuminating cells
Ibrahim Cissé, Assistant Professor of Physics and principal investigator of Cissé Laboratory, has been interested in science for as long as he can remember — he was "very curious as a child, wanted to find out how things worked," and loved watching scientific Hollywood movies. As a young boy, he converted a storage room in his house into a laboratory, where he would tinker with electronics, taking things apart to build creations of his own.
When better doesn’t have to be bigger
More than a historical reproduction, Sergey Malov recreates the past with a forgotten instrument.
Ig Nobel laureate’s research on cure for kidney stones started as a bar bet
The 28th annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, a parody of the better known Nobel Prize ceremony, took place at Sanders Theatre at Harvard Sept. 13. Ten Ig Nobel prizes were awarded in fields ranging from Literature to Medicine, to scientists who conducted improbable research that "makes people laugh, and then think," according to its website.