New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds

Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Aug. 29, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management research faculty economics history-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 18, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering eaps research satellites school-of-engineering history-of-mit nasa history-of-science moon space astronomy-and-planetary-science women-in-stem school-of-science

MIT celebrates 50th anniversary of historic moon landing

Symposium featuring former astronauts and other Apollo mission luminaries examines the program’s legacy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 15, 2019 | mit
~13 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering astronomy astrophysics eaps mars nasa planetary-science research satellites school-of-engineering space astronomy-and-planetary-science special-events-and-guest-speakers mit-history history-of-science

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 | March 5, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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

3 Questions: MIT goes interstellar with Voyager 2

MIT Kavli's John Richardson describes MIT's role in the historic passing of the Voyager 2 craft past the heliopause and into the interstellar medium.

MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research | Dec. 10, 2018 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: satellites solar-system nasa physics planetary-science research school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science 3-questions kavli-institute history-of-science aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering

3 Questions: Melissa Nobles and Craig Steven Wilder on the MIT and Legacy of Slavery project | MIT News

MIT Community Dialogue series is underway as multi-year research continues.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | April 30, 2018
~11 mins |

Tags:  history-of-mit  slavery  diversity-and-inclusion  faculty  3-questions  history  history-of-science  mit-libraries  president-l-rafael-reif  shass  staff  students  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Featured video: MIT's meteorology pioneers | MIT News

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences honors trailblazing professors Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz with a tribute to their lives and legacies.

MIT News Office | April 17, 2018
~1 mins |

Tags:  featured-video  weather  climate  eaps  school-of-science  history-of-science  history-of-mit

Inaugural class of MIT-GSK Gertrude B. Elion Research Fellows selected | MIT News

New fellowship program honoring trailblazing Nobel laureate awards four MIT postdocs focused on drug discovery and development.

Erin Edwards | Institute for Medical Engineering and Science | April 17, 2018
~3 mins |

Tags:  awards-honors-and-fellowships  graduate-postdoctoral  women-in-stem  history-of-science  drug-discovery  drug-development  pharmaceuticals  collaboration  industry  health-sciences-and-technology  koch-institute  research-laboratory-of-electronics  school-of-engineering  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  school-of-science

Professor Tom Leighton wins 2018 Marconi Prize | MIT News

Akamai co-founder honored for pioneering content delivery network services industry.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | March 22, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  awards-honors-and-fellowships  faculty  internet  mathematics  technology-and-society  history-of-science  school-of-science  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  algorithms  computer-science-and-technology  industry  alumnaiae  school-of-engineering

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