Susan Solomon earns Killian Award, MIT’s highest faculty honor

Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

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3 Questions: Areg Danagoulian on a new arms control tool and the future of nuclear security

Danagoulian and his research team developed a system that could greatly improve the process for verifying compliance of nuclear warheads.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Titan’s missing river deltas and an Earthly climate connection

Samuel Birch, a new Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellow at MIT, will investigate the surfaces of outer solar system objects.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS • mit
April 8, 2020 ~6 min

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Ambient plant illumination could light the way for greener buildings

Collaboration between MIT architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 9, 2019 ~9 min

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Gerald Fink wins faculty’s Killian Award | MIT News

Biologist honored for his work developing yeast as a model organism for genetic studies.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2018 ~5 min

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Eight MIT researchers win 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships | MIT News

Faculty from six MIT departments among 126 selected from across the U.S. and Canada.

MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2018 ~3 min

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After receiving Killian Award, Richard Schrock reflects on a life in chemistry | MIT News

The award, he says, is an honor equal to his Nobel Prize, which he received in 2005.

Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry • mit
Feb. 6, 2018 ~4 min

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MIT physicist Rainer Weiss shares Nobel Prize in physics | MIT News

LIGO inventor and professor emeritus of physics recognized “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 3, 2017 ~12 min

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