Physics@MIT Journal

Issue: Fall 2015

Message from the Department Head 4

New Faculty 6

Faculty & Staff Notes 13

News & Events in Physics 17

In Remembrance 24

Student Honors & Awards 28

Student Profile: Sergio Cantu 36

Alumni/ae Notes 61

Giving to the Department of Physics 66

Donors 69

Gravitational Waves and Black Holes
38 The Enigmatic Children of General Relativity
BY MATTHEW EVANS
 
Graphene and Topological Insulators
46 Meet the Novel Materials Pushing the Physics Frontier
BY RAY ASHOORI, NUH GEDIK, AND PABLO JARILLO-HERRERO
 
2016 Oersted Medal Winner John Belcher
58 BY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS