Patrick Lee named co-winner of 2013 Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal
June 25, 2013Award is designated for work demonstrated to have significantly advanced the field of many-body physics.
Edmund Bertschinger appointed as Institute Community and Equity Officer
June 20, 2013Physicist has a long track record of leadership on issues of community, equity, inclusion and diversity.
New MITx online physics course combines latest in learning technology with classic videos
May 30, 2013MOOC pairs cutting-edge online assessments with legendary lectures and demonstrations by MIT professor Walter Lewin.
Diving into nuclear policy
May 28, 2013Whether he’s in a Navy submarine or in Washington, you’ll find MIT senior Cameron McCord at the intersection of nuclear engineering, policy and service.
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Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results
May 16, 2013New experiments reveal previously unseen effects, could lead to new kinds of electronics and optical devices.
Five from MIT win Early Career Awards
May 8, 2013Alexander-Katz, Detmold, Fu, Tisdale and Williams honored by Office of Science of the Department of Energy.
Understanding the turbulence in plasmas
April 28, 2013New experiments in a tokamak fusion reactor reveal details of a cooling process, potentially bringing practical fusion closer.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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Shedding light on the search for dark matter
April 10, 2013Physicists and astronaut discuss cosmic ray detector’s findings of possible signs of dark matter.
NASA selects MIT-led TESS project for 2017 mission
April 5, 2013$200 million project will launch telescopes to perform full-sky search for transiting exoplanets.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
OCW provides challenges for talented young student
March 26, 2013Indian teen Tuhin Bagi uses MIT OpenCourseWare to enhance his studies and set his sights on future endeavors.
Research update: A new model accurately predicts three-dimensional sand flow
March 25, 2013Model may be useful in improving the flow of grain in silos, and drug capsules in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
March 24, 2013MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.
Study offers new way to discover HIV vaccine targets
March 21, 2013Ragon Institute researchers develop a method to identify weak points in viral proteins that could be exploited for vaccine development.