Robert Simcoe named director of MIT Kavli Institute

An expert in instrumentation and early universe observations, Simcoe succeeds Jacqueline Hewitt as head of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.

School of Science • mit
Jan. 10, 2019 ~3 min

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Jacqueline Hewitt to step down as director of the MIT Kavli Institute

Physics professor brought leadership, resources, and an intellectual focus to the MIT astrophysics faculty and research staff during 15 years at the helm.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

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A big new home for the ultrasmall | MIT News

MIT.nano building, the largest of its kind, will usher in a new age of nanoscale advancements.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 23, 2018 ~10 min

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Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 12, 2018 ~8 min

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William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons | MIT News

MIT senior and Model UN leader William Rodríguez works to encourage the global exchange of ideas.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 20, 2018 ~8 min

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Bertschinger to leave post as Institute Community and Equity Officer | MIT News

After five years in novel administrative role, MIT physicist will return to faculty responsibilities.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 4, 2018 ~8 min

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Cima takes on new role to promote innovation | MIT News

Materials science and engineering professor is the new co-director of the Innovation Initiative and associate dean of innovation for the School of Engineering.

School of Engineering • mit
March 1, 2018 ~4 min

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Leading MIT.nano | MIT News

Vladimir Bulović will be first director of the Institute's new nanoscience and nanotechnology facility.

School of Engineering • mit
March 1, 2018 ~4 min

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Sealing the cracks in public education | MIT News

MIT senior Yazmin Guzman wants to change the educational landscape to provide opportunities to all K-12 students.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
Feb. 14, 2018 ~8 min

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Alumni call on MIT to champion artificial intelligence education | MIT News

Leadership urged to consider societal and ethical questions alongside the technical.

School of Engineering • mit
Feb. 9, 2018 ~5 min

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