Data-mining for dark matter

Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 15, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics data center-for-theoretical-physics faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science physics research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering carbon-dioxide carbon-emissions carbon-sequestration climate-change research batteries sustainability carbon energy faculty students graduate postdoctoral

For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry school-of-science faculty climate-change education teaching academics research mit-energy-initiative emissions energy sustainability

The politics of ugly buildings

In new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning architecture arts history books-and-authors faculty research

3Q: The fact finders

Lydia Snover and her Institutional Research team gather data to help the Institute to study itself.

Kathy Wren | MIT News Office | May 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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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 | May 8, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: sciences political-science social-sciences china faculty books-and-authors research international-relations school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Alumnus gives MIT $4.5 million to establish the Broderick Fund for Phytocannabinoid Research

Gifts to MIT and Harvard Medical School totaling $9 million will fund independent research on cannabinoid’s influence on brain health and behavior.

School of Science | April 30, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-science mcgovern-institute picower-institute brain-and-cognitive-sciences faculty research cognition neuroscience psychiatric-disorders depression parkinsons huntingtons alumni giving behavior medicine

MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world

MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute.

MISTI | April 17, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences misti research faculty funding international-initiatives global center-for-international-studies collaboration

Ken Kamrin seeks fundamental behaviors in sand

Mechanical engineering professor’s models of granular flow shed light on agriculture, soils, and geology.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 27, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: faculty fluid-dynamics mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering profile

CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities

Ninth annual Research Speed Dating event fosters intradepartmental collaboration and facilitates discussion of future efforts to solve global issues.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 12, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering climate-change autonomous-vehicles biology microbiome pollution collaboration special-events-and-guest-speakers research students graduate postdoctoral faculty

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