Hospitals are near their limits – computer models can help keep their doors open

Faced unexpected rises in COVID-19 admissions, computer models can help senior managers plan the use of hospital beds.

Gillian Hopkins Anderson, Research Associate, Management Science, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde • conversation
Jan. 19, 2021 ~6 min

Mark Vogelsberger wins 2020 Buchalter Cosmology Prize for simulating a “fuzzy” universe

Associate professor of physics shares the honor with colleague Phillip Mocz for their novel dark matter research.

Kelso Harper | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

Automating material-matching for movies and video games

Animators spend hours adding textures to objects. A new machine-learning system simplifies the process.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Center to advance predictive simulation research established at MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

MIT is among nine universities selected as part of a program sponsored by the DoE to support science-based modeling and simulation and exascale computing technologies.

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

MIT-led team to develop software to help forecast space storms

National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

New gene regulation model provides insight into brain development

A well-known protein family binds to many more RNA sequences than previously thought in order to help neurons grow.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

From delayed deceleration to Zooming

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 14, 2020 ~12 min

Codecheck confirms reproducibility of COVID-19 model results

Cambridge researcher confirms reproducibility of high-profile Imperial College coronavirus computational model.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 9, 2020 ~3 min

MIT joins White House supercomputing effort to speed up search for Covid-19 solutions

Consortium includes industry, government, and academic institutions.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 23, 2020 ~4 min