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.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~10 min
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In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors.
March 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.
Oct. 24, 2019 • ~9 min
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A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.
March 5, 2019 • ~9 min
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Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.
June 24, 2018 • ~8 min
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Smart, a senior editor at Physics Today, was a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow.
May 16, 2018 • ~2 min
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Aeronautical engineer and historian of technology was an esteemed humanistic thinker and advocate for equality.
May 15, 2018 • ~8 min
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Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods | MIT News
April 3, 2018 • ~6 min
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New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.
Feb. 5, 2018 • ~7 min
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