massachusetts institute of technology

MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

year 2001

“Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT 1941-1999,” by Clarence Williams, adjunct professor of urban studies and planning, published with MIT Press

Asteroid is named after “Doc”

Anne Spirn, professor of landscape architecture and planning, awarded International Cosmos Prize for research contributing to ‘harmonious co-existence of nature and mankind ’

Anne Spirn

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan ’72 Sloan Fellow

Kofi Annan

Susan Murcott ’90, lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, and student team bring clean water project to Nepal

clean water project in Nepal

Wolfgang Ketterle, professor of physics, shares Nobel Prize in physics with Eric Cornell ’90 and Carl Wieman ’73 for discovery of Bose-Einstein condensate

Wolfgang Ketterle

Terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania

Institute-wide community meetings on Killian Court, memorials to victims of attacks erected