Daniel Kleppner named a 2014 Franklin Institute Award laureate
November 6, 2013Emeritus professor honored for contributions in quantum phenomena.
Researchers discover that an exoplanet is Earth-like in mass and size
October 30, 2013While too hot to support life, Kepler 78b is roughly the size of the Earth.
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.