3 Questions: Sara Seager on the discovery of a ‘new’ form of life
December 3, 2010The MIT planetary scientist discusses what the finding means for life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe.
A step toward fusion power
December 2, 2010MIT advance could help remove contaminants that slow fusion reactions, and may bring practical fusion power plants a bit closer to reality.
7 win presidential early career honors
November 8, 2010MIT has greatest number of recipients from a single institution.
First heavy ion collisions in the Large Hadron Collider
November 8, 2010MIT physicists are leading one of the experiments analyzing new data.
Physicist Martin Zwierlein wins Packard Fellowship
October 18, 2010
MIT undergraduate showcases work at White House science fair
October 18, 2010Event also features 2 high-school teams that won grants from the Lemelson-MIT Program.
Physics postdoc Lindley Winslow wins L’Oreal USA fellowship
October 12, 2010Accompanying research grant will allow the particle physicist to design and build a novel particle detector based on quantum dots.
Robert J. Butler, former design research engineer at MIT, dies at 89
September 17, 2010An MIT engineer for 25 years, he helped design instruments for NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.
Jarillo-Herrero wins young scientist prize
August 31, 2010Honored by international physics society
Zwierlein a winner of DARPA’s Young Faculty Award competition
August 16, 2010Will receive two-year research grant of approximately $300,000
New evidence that matter and antimatter may behave differently
August 11, 2010Surprising neutrino finding could force physicists to rethink the foundations of particle physics.
15 MIT students awarded DOE-funded Science Graduate Fellowships
August 10, 2010Among 150 students nationwide awarded fellowships in program's first year
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Explained: the Doppler effect
August 2, 2010The same phenomenon behind changes in the pitch of a moving ambulance’s siren is helping astronomers locate and study distant planets.