Composing for loudspeakers: computer music pioneer John Chowning visits MIT
October 12, 2012The inventor of FM synthesis, Chowning revolutionized the music industry; saw a glimpsing into the future of music at the Institute.
‘Invisibility’ could be a key to better electronics
October 11, 2012MIT team applies technology developed for visual ‘cloaking’ to enable more efficient transfer of electrons.
Physics department head honored for diversity efforts
October 9, 2012Bertschinger to receive honor from MAES-Latinos in Engineering and Science
Nuclear physicist Peter T. Demos dies at 94
October 9, 2012Longtime faculty member guided MIT’s Bates Linear Accelerator from a groundbreaking idea to a globally renowned center for the study of nuclear structure and reactions.
Probing the mysteries of cracks and stresses
September 27, 2012Analysis of molecular-level fracture and stress mechanisms could have broad implications for understanding materials’ behavior.
Four from MIT win NIH grants
September 13, 2012Brown, Gore, Ploegh and Zhang receive grants for innovative biomedical research.
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