A Physicist’s Farewell to Stephen Hawking
By David Kaiser
March 15, 2018
Stephen Hawking was a scientific and cultural revolutionary. He saw the cosmos as no one before him had—and…
Four professors named 2018 MacVicar Fellows
Autor, Capozzola, Raman, and Smith receive MIT’s most prestigious undergraduate teaching award.
Alison Trachy | Registrar’s Office
March 5, 2018
This Friday, the…
When numbers started counting
New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | February 5, 2018
Assistant Professor Robin Wolfe Scheffler of MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) has been awarded the 2018 James A. (1945) and Ruth Levitan Prize in the Humanities, a $30,000…
Is Bitcoin a bubble? Here’s what two bubble experts told us
“The tulip bubble was a technology bubble,” a scholar told Ars.
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Why These Friendly Robots Can’t Be Good Friends to our Kids
By Sherry Turkle
Jibo the robot swivels around when it hears its name and tilts its touchscreen face upward, expectantly.…
Learning From Gravitational Waves
By DAVID KAISER OCT. 3, 2017
A billion years ago (give or take), in a galaxy far, far away, two black holes concluded a cosmic pas de…