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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Advancing nuclear detection and inspection

With new tech, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian probes deep inside cargo containers and ballistic warheads to ferret out fissile materials.

Leda Zimmerman | Nuclear science and engineering • mit
Nov. 14, 2019 ~8 min

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The (evolving) art of war

In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2019 ~8 min

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Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
March 29, 2019 ~7 min

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Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals

Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Dec. 10, 2018 ~9 min

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MIT and SUSTech announce Centers for Mechanical Engineering Research and Education at MIT and SUSTech | MIT News

Two centers located in Shenzhen, China, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, will facilitate collaborative research opportunities.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 19, 2018 ~3 min

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3 Questions: Vipin Narang on the North Korea summits | MIT News

Nuclear strategy expert shares observations from the recent North Korea-South Korea summit and possible outcomes of the North Korea-U.S. summit.

Michelle English | Center for International Studies • mit
May 10, 2018 ~4 min

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3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

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Is democracy dying? | MIT News

Scholars and writers tackle a pressing question at an MIT forum.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 27, 2018 ~7 min

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