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the power of ideas.

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Harvard's Great Teachers invites you to discover our faculty sharing their ideas, very much as they do every day with undergraduates at Harvard College.

What was it like to be present at the first performance of a great work of music? Thomas Kelly offers an inside look at his"First Nights" course, one of Harvard's most popular and enduring institutions. View the Kelly Collection.

What does it mean for the universe to have dimensions we cannot grasp? Lisa Randall discusses the importance of scale to her work as a physicist and to our ways of seeing and understanding the world around us. View the Randall Collection.

Is the internet a powerful platform for aggregating "random acts of kindness" into positive, real-world change or a slippery slope to a virtual sweatshop? Jonathan Zittrain digs into the future of life online. View the Zittrain Collection

Is time defined by physics, or fundamentally technology, or philosophy? Peter Galison discusses the historical context of Einstein's discoveries and how they have affected modern notions of time and space. View Galison Collection.

This project produced under the direction of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.
2012

Robb Moss,  the Rudolf Arnheim Lecturer on Filmmaking in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies, discusses his experience co-teaching Filming Science with Professor Peter Galison, a class that explores how filmmaking can affect science, and how are films affected when science is the subject.

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2011

Harvard University is home to world class collections in art, science, natural history, archeology, and more. These objects and artifacts give students the opportunity to experience a physical connection to history.  In April of 2011, Peter Galison joined other Harvard faculty members to speak about "Teaching with Collections" at one of Dean Michael Smith's Conversations@FAS.

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2012

In late 2011, Lisa Randall curated "Measure for Measure," an exhibition at Harvard's Carpenter Center containing a number of artistic explorations of scale that echo and harmonize with Professor Randall's own reflections on the role scale plays in physics and in our understandings of the world around us.

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Excitement, engagement, and

the power of ideas.

Welcome to today’s Harvard classroom