A one-way street for spinning atoms
August 29, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
August 19, 2012New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.
Graphene’s behavior depends on where it sits
August 12, 2012New findings show that the material beneath the thin carbon sheets determines how they react chemically and electrically.
Single-photon transmitter could enable new quantum devices
July 25, 2012Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.
Five MIT researchers win presidential early career honors
July 23, 2012Jarillo-Herrero, Lu, Pathak, Sinha and Thaler among 96 winners.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
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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?
New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
June 21, 2012Multidisciplinary team develops mathematical approach that could help in simulating materials for solar cells and LEDs.
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.
George Koster, physics professor emeritus, dies at 85
May 21, 2012
New material shares many of graphene’s unusual properties
April 23, 2012Thin films of bismuth-antimony have potential for new semiconductor chips, thermoelectric devices.
Sara Seager named co-winner of the 2012 Sackler Prize
April 18, 2012
Four from MIT win prestigious Guggenheim fellowships
April 17, 2012Doeleman, Hughes, Makan and Yablo among 181 recipients for 2012.
New nuclear science and engineering faculty drive curriculum expansion into computational science and engineering
April 10, 2012
MIT students teach hands-on learning abroad
April 9, 2012MISTI Global Teaching Labs attracts students looking to share the Institute's unique approach to science and engineering education.
Two MIT juniors named Truman Scholars
April 2, 2012McCord, Okuneye awarded $30,000 for graduate study toward careers in government, non-profits.