India’s culture of coping with cancer

Dwaipayan Banerjee’s new book examines the psychological and social terrain of living with cancer in a country where the disease has long been downplayed.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine health-care india research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty books-and-authors program-in-sts

How growth of the scientific enterprise influenced a century of quantum physics

In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: physics history quantum-mechanics history-of-science research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences technology-and-society books-and-authors program-in-sts

Putting the “bang” in the Big Bang

Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 24, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: physics astrophysics cosmic-inflation research school-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences national-science-foundation-nsf computer-modeling program-in-sts department-of-energy-doe

Chernobyl: How bad was it?

A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 5, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: energy history history-of-science research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty technology-and-society books-and-authors program-in-sts nuclear-power-and-reactors

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 24, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  pollution  history  anthropology  water  graduate  profile  social-sciences  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  humanities  program-in-sts

Ashley Smart named associate director of the Knight Science Journalism Program | MIT News

Smart, a senior editor at Physics Today, was a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow.

Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT • mit
May 16, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  staff  knight-fellowship  science-writing  program-in-sts  science-communications

Professor Emeritus Leon Trilling dies at 93 | MIT News

Aeronautical engineer and historian of technology was an esteemed humanistic thinker and advocate for equality.

Sarah Jensen | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
May 15, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  teaching  school-of-engineering  diversity-and-inclusion  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  program-in-sts  academics  obituaries

Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods | MIT News

MIT Institute Events • mit
April 3, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  history  anthropology  journalism  alumniae  commencement  special-events-and-guest-speakers  comparative-media-studieswriting  program-in-sts  shass

When numbers started counting | MIT News

New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  finance  politics  history  statistics  data  social-sciences  research  faculty  humanities  books-and-authors  program-in-sts  shass

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