Pioneering applied mathematician Chia-Chiao Lin dies at 96
January 14, 2013An Institute Professor since 1966, he was an active member of the MIT faculty for 40 years.
The music of the silks
November 28, 2012Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.
Proving quantum computers feasible
November 27, 2012With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.
From the water to Washington
November 15, 2012MIT senior Noam Angrist works to reform education and health care through youth mentorship and economics.
MIT sailing receives trio of ICSA All-Academic Team honors
October 31, 2012
Three MIT faculty named Simons Investigators
July 24, 2012Goldwasser, Guionnet and Seidel are among 21 researchers selected.
Berger named ISCB fellow
July 16, 2012Applied mathematics, computer science professor honored for contributions in computational biology and bioinformatics.
Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road
May 22, 2012Study shows that pavement deflection under vehicle tires makes for a continuous uphill drive that increases fuel consumption.
April 24, 2012A new twist on pioneering work done by MIT cryptographers almost 30 years ago could lead to better ways of structuring contracts.
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
Differential Equations now available in MIT OpenCourseWare's innovative OCW Scholar format
February 13, 201218.03SC is the second of seven courses OCW will publish this spring specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
MIT OpenCourseWare publishes Linear Algebra in innovative OCW Scholar format
February 9, 2012One of OCW's most popular courses, Linear Algebra, is now available in a version designed to support independent learning.
Speed limit for birds
January 20, 2012MIT researchers find critical speed above which birds — and drones — are sure to crash.
Sal Khan to deliver 2012 Commencement address
December 6, 2011Online-education pioneer, MIT alumnus to speak to the Class of 2012 on June 8.
December 2, 2011A computational biologist and physician, Collin Stultz takes a unique approach to studying diseases that could lead to new treatments.
BLOSSOMS announces new contest
November 10, 2011Students invited to create new videos for high school math classes.
MIT announces Professor Gilbert Strang as first MathWorks Professor of Mathematics
September 26, 2011Endowment underscores value commercial industry places on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education