CDMS result covers new ground in search for dark matter
February 28, 2014The Cryogenic Dark Matter Experiment has set more stringent limits on light dark matter.
Researchers identify one of the earliest stars in the universe
February 9, 2014The discovery suggests that the very first generation of stars may not have been as powerful as previously thought.
Theorists predict new forms of exotic insulating materials
February 6, 2014Topological insulators could exist in six new types not seen before.
Also labeled: Topological insulators
MIT Society of Physics Students receives honorable mention, named 'distinguished chapter'
February 3, 2014This dual honor puts the MIT chapter in the top 20 percent of nearly 800 chapters nationwide.
Seeing things: A new transparent display system could provide heads-up data
January 21, 2014New kind of see-through screen could be applied as a thin plastic coating on ordinary glass.
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.