Peter Fisher named head of the Department of Physics
October 17, 2013A faculty member since 1994, Fisher succeeds Edmund Bertschinger as department head.
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Naval aviator powers up his education with MIT OpenCourseWare
October 8, 2013Daryle Cardone uses the Institute’s free online course lessons to prepare for future study in physics and math.
Semiconductor research pioneer Peter Wolff dies at 89
October 2, 2013
MIT researchers to play key roles in new Center for Integrated Quantum Materials
September 30, 2013Professor Raymond C. Ashoori will serve as co-principal investigator in the Harvard-led effort to develop new devices for quantum computing.
Dina Katabi and Sara Seager win MacArthur ‘genius grants’
September 25, 2013Two MIT professors are among 24 recipients nationwide of this year’s unrestricted $625,000 prizes from the MacArthur Foundation.
Understanding a new kind of magnetism
September 22, 2013Researchers use low-frequency laser pulses to probe the properties of a kind of fluctuating magnetism known as a spin-liquid state.
Q&A: John Richardson and John Belcher on Voyager 1’s crossing and interstellar exploration
September 16, 2013Beyond the solar system, a probe launched in 1977 is likely to find a cold, dense sea of cosmic rays.
Two MIT faculty members named Simons Investigators
August 1, 2013Senthil Todadri and Piotr Indyk are among 13 mathematicians and scientists selected.
Researchers build an all-optical transistor
July 4, 2013An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.
Robert Meservey, pioneering MIT physicist, dies at 92
July 1, 2013Buckley Prize winner was member of the Institute community for more than 50 years.
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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