John Kovac ’92
John Kovac ’92
PHOTO: DENIS BARKATS *04

JOHN KOVAC ’92, an ­assistant professor of astronomy and physics at Harvard, won a Faculty Early Career Develop­ment Award from the National Science Foundation. His research “seeks to ­illuminate the earliest moments of our universe through precision measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background,” according to a Harvard press release. ... Among the “140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013” named by Time that “stand out for their humor, knowledge, and personality” are those by NICK CONFESSORE ’98 (@nickconfessore), RAMESH PONNURU ’95 (@rameshponnuru), DAVID ITZKOFF ’98 (@ditzkoff), and Prince­ton ­professor JOYCE CAROL OATES (@joycecarol­oates). … JOHN HEMINWAY ’66 and KATIE CARPENTER ’79 teamed up to make the National Geo­graphic Television film Battle for the Elephants, which premiered Feb. 27 on PBS. The film examines the killing of African elephants for their tusks. Heminway was the writer, director, and producer, and Carpenter a producer.