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

Tags: sustainability arts plants awards research renewable-energy design school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering honors-and-fellowships

National Academy of Sciences elects four MIT professors | MIT News

Chakraborty, Lynch, Ploegh, and Sabatini honored for research achievements.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 3, 2016 ~5 min

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Biobarrier explorer and dark matter theorist win MIT’s prestigious junior faculty award | MIT News

Katharina Ribbeck and Jesse Thaler named recipients of the Harold E. Edgerton Award.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 20, 2016 ~7 min

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Feng Zhang receives 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award | MIT News

Broad/MIT scientist among five honored as pioneers of CRISPR-Cas9 system.

Broad Institute • mit
March 23, 2016 ~6 min

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Metcalfe to serve as visiting innovation fellow for 2015-16 academic year | MIT News

Ethernet co-inventor and 3Com founder will shape Start6, EECS’s innovation and entrepreneurship workshop.

Kelly Courtney | MIT Innovation Initiative • mit
June 8, 2015 ~4 min

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