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MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
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year 2004

Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, designed by Frank O. Gehry, opens May 7. Read more

Undergraduate student body is 42% women and 20% underrepresented minorities

Susan Hockfield is elected the 16th president of MIT

Space Nanotechnology Laboratory develops the Nanoruler with “ticks” only a few hundred billionths of a meter apart

Tsunami devastates Indian Ocean countries, killing over 200,000

Jason Szuminski ’01 is first MIT alumnus to play major league baseball after graduating

Boston Red Sox win baseball's World Series for first time in 86 years

MIT professor Frank Wilczek wins 2004 Nobel Prize in physics for "colorful" discovery in world of quarks