The Steady State: When Astronomers Tried to Overthrow
the Big Bang
Some astronomers didn’t like the religious implications of a universe with a beginning. Their alternative was the so-called “steady state…
By Kate Brown
Nov. 19, 2019
Nuclear accidents often aren’t surprises. Whistleblowers had warned of the dangers before such disasters occurred in 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and 25 years…
Celebrating Leo Marx on his 100th birthday
Over 40 years, the influential historian helped build MIT’s Program in
Science, Technology, and Society into a world leader in the field.
Historian of the hinterlands
In overlooked spots on the map, MIT Professor Kate Brown examines the turbulence of the modern world.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
November 12, 2019
Podcast: Lucy Suchman, “Artificial Intelligence & Modern Warfare”
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…
ETHICS, COMPUTING, AND AI | PERSPECTIVES FROM MIT
Clues and Caution for AI from the History of Biomedicine
Robin Wolfe Scheffler
“The very intractability of biology and medicine to computation makes…
Tech-Master Disaster: Part 3
Take a walk through Kendall Square, Cambridge, this hour. It’s the Emerald City of biotechnology—as magical/mysterious as the Land of Oz, but it’s real, too. The new…