New model of disease contagion ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence
July 22, 2012Airports in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu are judged likeliest to play a significant role in the growth of a pandemic.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 18, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
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Berger named ISCB fellow
July 16, 2012Applied mathematics, computer science professor honored for contributions in computational biology and bioinformatics.
Macintosh and Windows Users: Keeping Current with Microsoft Office
July 16, 2012IS&T plans to end support for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows and Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh at the end of 2012. Upgraded versions offer better performance, integration, and compatibility.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Thompson presents world premiere of Viola Concerto by Wilson
July 12, 2012
3 Questions: Physicist Christoph Paus discusses newly discovered particle
July 4, 2012Dozens of MIT physicists were part of the team that found what might be the Higgs boson. What does their discovery mean, and what’s next for particle physics?
Glen Urban, former MIT Sloan dean, retires to focus on research; leaves behind $1 million gift
June 11, 2012Establishes a PhD marketing fellowship at the school
Sal Khan salutes ‘the wizards of tomorrow’
June 8, 2012In commencement address, 1998 alumnus asks the Class of 2012 to perform a thought experiment in time travel.
Quarter Century Club welcomes new members for 2012
June 6, 2012
June 5, 2012Innovations and traditions evolve with the history of MIT graduation.
ARTEMiS brings art to teaching of science and engineering concepts
June 4, 2012ART for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science an initiative launched last summer through MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT).
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
3 Questions: Andrew Lo on JP Morgan’s multibillion-dollar trading loss
May 30, 2012MIT financial markets expert addresses the need for better risk management — and a simple way to tell if JP Morgan’s failed gamble was a trade or a hedge.
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies established in Department of Political Science
May 29, 2012Endowed chair established with a gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation