3 Questions: Phillip Sharp on the discoveries that enabled RNA vaccines for Covid-19

Curiosity-driven basic science in the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s leading vaccines against the novel coronavirus.

School of Science • mit
Dec. 11, 2020 ~9 min

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

The case for economics — by the numbers

A multidecade study shows economics increasingly overlaps with other disciplines, and has become more empirical in nature.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 3, 2020 ~10 min

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 • mit
Aug. 29, 2019 ~5 min

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 • mit
July 18, 2019 ~15 min

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 • mit
March 15, 2019 ~13 min

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

Twenty-five ways in which MIT has transformed computing

From digital circuits to ingestible robots, the Institute has helped spearhead key innovations in the technology revolution.

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 25, 2019 ~9 min

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 • mit
Dec. 10, 2018 ~4 min

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 • mit
April 30, 2018 ~11 min

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