In the Press

Titles link to online media coverage where possible.

Science Education and Research in Africa

  1. Basic science: Harvard and MIT scientists bolster teaching in war-ravaged Liberia. A. Powell. The Harvard Gazette (3 August 2010).
  2. Teaching science and public health in postwar Liberia. B.I. Rapoport, A.E. Cohen. The Connector (Harvard–MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Fall 2009).
  3. Bringing science back to Liberian classrooms. A. Powell. The Harvard Gazette (1 September 2010).

Bell Ringing

  1. A unique bell-ringing style sets the tone at Harvard. B.I. Rapoport. The Boston Globe (City Weekly Letters) 22 June 2008.
  2. A Peal Before Leaving. Harvard Magazine (The College Pump) May-June 2008.

Endurance Running and Quantitative Physiology

This table links to stories published in newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, and on major Internet sites about the paper Metabolic Factors Limiting Performance in Marathon Runners, B.I. Rapoport, PLoS Computational Biology 6 (10): e1000960 (October 2010 Cover Article) and the Endurance Calculator based on that work.

Press Releases from Harvard & MIT
Harvard University Gazette Fuel efficiency for marathoners: New research helps runners set the right pace for 26.2 miles 22 October 2010
MIT News Fueling up for 26.2 miles: HST student develops model that can help marathon runners pace themselves to a strong finish 22 October 2010
MIT News Mathematical model helps marathoners pace themselves to a strong finish: New research helps elite runners fuel up and set a pace for 26.2 miles 21 October 2010
The Connector (HST/MIT) The Efficiency of Endurance: HST student Benjamin Rapoport discusses the science behind enduring a marathon Winter 2011
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CNN Math helps marathons 22 October 2010
Discover Magazine Running by the Books: Math for the Marathoner 22 October 2010
Fox News Math Helps Marathoners Reach the Finish Line 22 October 2010
Men’s Health (Germany) Den Marathon mathematisch packen: Eine Rechenformel soll helfen, die optimale Kalorienaufnahme während eines Marathons zu berechnen (The marathon pack mathematically: A formula to help calculate the optimal caloric intake during a marathon) 22 October 2010
MSNBC Hey marathoners: Avoid hitting the wall! Harvard-MIT student devises formula that helps runners carb load so they finish strong 28 October 2010
New Scientist Formula for the perfect marathon carb load 22 October 2010
Reuters Hey marathoners: Avoid hitting the wall! Harvard-MIT student devises formula that helps runners carb load so they finish strong 28 October 2010
Reuters Marathon man: How not to hit the wall 22 October 2010
Runner’s World A New Science Is Born—Computational Marathoning (in Peak Performance by Amby Burfoot) 21 October 2010
Science Magazine Random Samples: Up Against the Wall 29 October 2010
Science News Marathoning made easy; Or at least endurable, by keeping to a realistic pace 21 October 2010
The Boston Globe Medical student/marathoner creates formula for not hitting the wall 22 October 2010
The Boston Globe (Print Edition) Marathoner’s formula for not hitting the wall 25 October 2010
The Daily Mail (UK) Marathon runners can avoid ‘hitting the wall’ with carb-calculating formula 22 October 2010
The Daily Telegraph (UK) Formula to run the perfect marathon 21 October 2010
The Economist Carbon economy: Marathon running 23 October 2010
The Independent (UK) How marathon runners can avoid ‘the wall’ 22 October 2010
The Los Angeles Times A formula for an ideal marathon pace might stave off hitting the wall 22 October 2010
The New York Times (Sports Section) Marathon man: How not to hit the wall 21 October 2010
The Wall Street Journal (Ideas Section) Week in Ideas: Physiology: Avoiding the Wall 23 October 2010
TIME Magazine A Formula to Help Marathoners Avoid Hitting the Wall 22 October 2010
U.S. News & World Report Marathoning Made Easy 25 October 2010
Wired Marathon Math: How Not to Hit the Wall 22 October 2010
Radio
National Public Radio (NPR) Avoid The ‘Bonk’: Running A Marathon Scientifically 24 October 2010
BBC Radio 4 “Today” London Beating the marathon “wall” 22 October 2010
Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Quirks and Quarks: “Marathon Mileage” 27 November 2010
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Achim-Achilles (Germany) Wissenschaftler entwickelt Formel für perfekten Marathon (Scientists develop formula for perfect marathon) 22 October 2010
Business Panorama (Germany) Marathonzeit mit mathematischem Modell errechenbar (Marathon time be calculated with mathematical model) 22 October 2010
Competitor Sports Science Update: Predicting The Wall 28 October 2010
CyberPresse (French Canada) Comment éviter «le mur» lors d’un marathon (How to avoid “the wall” during a marathon) 26 October 2010
Der Standard (Austria) Marathonlauf 28 October 2010
Discovery News Marathon Running Made Easy (Sort of) 22 October 2010
Examiner.com Avoiding a marathon bonk: The man behind the formula, Benjamin Rapoport part 1 29 October 2010
Examiner.com Avoiding a marathon bonk: The man behind the formula, Benjamin Rapoport part 2 29 October 2010
Examiner.com Avoiding a marathon bonk: The man behind the formula, Benjamin Rapoport part 3 29 October 2010
Fifteen Minutes Calculating the Perfect Race 4 November 2010
FOCUS Online Genug Energie für den Marathon (Enough energy to run a marathon) 21 October 2010
HealthZone (Canada) How not to ‘hit the wall’ during a marathon 22 October 2010
Infocera Ways to avoid hitting the wall during marathon: Report 23 October 2010
Laboratory Equipment Marathon Math Model Fuels Body 26 October 2010
Medical News Today The Mathematical Way To Fuel Up For 26.2 Miles 22 October 2010
MedIndia A Mathematical Formula to the Aid of Marathoners 26 October 2010
Metrolic.com Mathematics Solves Marathon Running Problems 22 October 2010
Muy Interesante (Spain) Matemáticas para correr la maratón 25 October 2010
MyFox (Washington, D.C.) Scientist Develop Formula to Help Runners Complete Marathons 22 October 2010
National Post (Canada) Marathoners can beat the wall with a new calorie calculator 25 October 2010
ORF Science (Austria) Mit Mathematik schneller ins Ziel (With mathematics faster to the finish) 22 October 2010
Ottawa Citizen (Canada) Beat the wall with a new calorie counter 26 October 2010
Physical Therapy Products Researcher Tips Marathoners on Fuel Efficiency 26 October 2010
Planet Insane Avoiding the Wall in Marathon 22 October 2010
PresseText (Germany) Marathonlaufen kann die Gesundheit schädigen: Mediziner empfehlen genügend Training und Schmerzfreiheit (Marathon running can damage health: Physicians recommend enough training and freedom from pain) 26 October 2010
R & D Magazine Mathematical model developed to help marathon runners pace themselves 25 October 2010
Rediff Formula could help avoid ‘hitting the wall’ 22 October 2010
RedOrbit Runners Can Now Calculate Calories Needed For Energy 22 October 2010
Science Centric Mathematical model helps marathoners pace themselves to a strong finish 23 October 2010
Scientias.nl (Netherlands) Hoe loopt u de perfecte marathon? (How you run the perfect marathon?) 25 October 2010
Sify Now, a mathematical formula to help marathoners sprint to a strong finish 22 October 2010
SINA (China) 数学公式助马拉松运动员避免速度障碍 (Mathematical formula to help marathon runners avoid the speed barrier [Chinese]) 23 October 2010
SmartPlanet.com Endurance calculator could generate new product line 27 October 2010
SpektrumDirekt (Germany) Mathematisches Modell für den Marathon (Mathematical model for the marathon) 21 October 2010
Spiegel Online (Germany) Optimaler Kalorienhaushalt: Mathematische Formel stärkt Marathonläufer (Optimal calorie budget: Mathematical formula strengthens Marathon runners) 22 October 2010
The Harvard Crimson Running, Fueling the Distance 28 October 2010
TheMedGuru Formula to help athletes avoid hitting the wall 25 October 2010
Times Live (Johannesburg) Your Health: What To Do For Your Fitness This Week 25 October 2010
Top News (Singapore) Formula may prove to be helpful in avoiding hitting the wall 23 October 2010
Top News (UK) Harvard Graduate Invents Formula for Marathon Runners 23 October 2010
Top News (UK) A Mathematical Formula by a Marathoner 26 October 2010
TriathlonBusiness.com Avoid the wall with Running Endurance Calculator 23 October 2010
Umwelt-Panorama (Germany) Marathonzeit mit mathematischem Modell errechenbar (Marathon time be calculated with mathematical model) 22 October 2010
UPI Marathoners can avoid ‘hitting the wall’ 22 October 2010
Visit Bulgaria A Formula To Prevent Marathoners From Hitting The Wall 23 October 2010

Basic science

Harvard and MIT scientists bolster teaching in war-ravaged Liberia