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

Tags: technology-and-society history physics books-and-authors quantum-mechanics history-of-science research program-in-sts school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Putting the “bang” in the Big Bang

Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 24, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: astrophysics computer-modeling physics cosmic-inflation research program-in-sts national-science-foundation-nsf school-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences department-of-energy-doe

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

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

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 24, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  anthropology  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral  history  humanities  pollution  water  profile  research  social-sciences  students  technology-and-society  program-in-sts  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Ashley Smart named associate director of the Knight Science Journalism Program | MIT News

Smart, a senior editor at Physics Today, was a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow.

Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT • mit
May 16, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  knight-fellowship  staff  science-writing  program-in-sts  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  science-communications

Professor Emeritus Leon Trilling dies at 93 | MIT News

Aeronautical engineer and historian of technology was an esteemed humanistic thinker and advocate for equality.

Sarah Jensen | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
May 15, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  faculty  obituaries  program-in-sts  diversity-and-inclusion  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  school-of-engineering  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  teaching  academics

Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods | MIT News

MIT Institute Events • mit
April 3, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  commencement  special-events-and-guest-speakers  alumniae  history  anthropology  journalism  program-in-sts  shass  comparative-media-studieswriting

When numbers started counting | MIT News

New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  books-and-authors  faculty  research  history  statistics  data  politics  finance  shass  humanities  social-sciences  program-in-sts

Energy transition through aesthetics and culture | MIT News

MIT Energy Initiative seminar examines the role of the humanities, design, and aesthetics in catalyzing a fairer, more diverse energy future.

Francesca McCaffrey | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Oct. 24, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  school-of-architecture-and-planning  architecture  climate-change  energy  oil-and-gas  mit-energy-initiative  renewable-energy  sustainability  shass  program-in-sts  history-of-science

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