The systems engineer focuses on making transportation, electricity, and water infrastructure more resilient against disruptions.
Dec. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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Grad student Chiara Salemi and Professor Lindley Winslow use the ABRACADABRA instrument to reveal insights into dark matter.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Asya Magazinnik finds disparate implementation of national policies in jurisdictions across the United States.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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With her students, aerospace engineer Kerri Cahoy is developing small, affordable “CubeSats” to monitor weather and search for exoplanets.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Harvard scientist Cora Dvorkin works to understand nature of dark matter.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~9 min
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Nicholas Demos, a first-generation college graduate and MathWorks Fellow in MIT’s Kavli Institute, is improving our ability to listen to the cosmos.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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Using novel computational approaches, graduate student Sean Liu develops better tools for analyzing data.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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