Prof. William Deringer has a new article in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, titled “Michael Milken’s Spreadsheets: Computation and Charisma in Finance in the Go-Go ‘80s”.
A coronavirus vaccine can’t come at the expense of fighting the virus now
Government investment in a cancer vaccine had drawbacks
by Prof. Robin Scheffler
The ink is still…
Op-Ed: Prof. David Kaiser and colleagues help in understanding the likely progression of COVID-19 in India: lack of confirmed cases in a particular region is not very compelling evidence of lack…
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…
24 September 2019
Discovery is always political
David Kaiser traces the roots of government support for science, in the first of a series of essays on how the past 150 years…
3 Questions: Why are student-athletes amateurs?
MIT Professor Jennifer Light digs into the history of the idea that students aren’t part of the labor force.
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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
March 5, 2019
Not long after…
Free Will, Video Games, and the Most Profound Quantum Mystery
By David Kaiser
May 9, 2018
The Big Bell Test probed quantum mechanics using crowdsourced inputs from volunteer video-game players.…