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  • Designing better surfaces for energy

    Bilge Yildiz explores the dynamics of surfaces to design more resilient materials for applications in high-intensity environments.

    August 26, 2014
  • Inspired readings

    Meet MIT professor Arthur Bahr, a former figure skater who makes medieval literature come alive.

    August 14, 2014
  • The history man

    Nuclear security expert Francis Gavin brings a historical approach to the study of international politics.

    August 7, 2014
  • Planning differently

    Inspired by Los Angeles, graduate student John Arroyo takes a new approach to urban planning.

    August 1, 2014
  • Faculty highlight: Marin Soljacic

    Physicist reveals new techniques for controlling light by angle, creating transparent displays and photonic crystal bandgaps.

    July 29, 2014
  • Overcoming imperfections

    By looking to nature, PhD student Leon Dimas 3-D prints materials that resist flaws and fractures.

    July 2, 2014
  • Mathematical patchwork

    Alice Guionnet, an authority on random matrix theory, aims to make sense of huge data sets.

    June 27, 2014
  • Smarter sensing

    PhD student Joseph Azzarelli works on low-cost sensors to monitor the environment and save money.

    June 11, 2014
  • Minimal surfaces, maximal impact

    MIT mathematician William Minicozzi unleashes ‘a wave of new results’ in geometric analysis.

    June 4, 2014
  • Like father, like son

    Mathematician Larry Guth follows his physicist father, Alan, to a post on the MIT faculty.

    May 27, 2014
  • A new kind of media theory

    MIT professor Fox Harrell works to enrich the subjective and ethical dimensions of the digital media experience.

    May 22, 2014
  • The science of networking

    MIT senior Esther Jang uses science, engineering, and teaching to help others and challenge herself.

    May 20, 2014
  • Building with blocks

    Architect Anton Garcia-Abril brings his experimental, industrial style to MIT.

    May 13, 2014
  • Rounding the finish of a good run

    Justin Bullock nears the finish of four years of research and running at MIT, turning next to medical school.

    May 5, 2014
  • Reinventing copper extraction with electricity

    Antoine Allanore is developing molten copper sulfide electrolysis to improve purity and drastically reduce pollutants.

    May 1, 2014
  • The anthropology of humanitarianism

    Anthropologist Erica James examines the effectiveness of aid to those on the margins of society.

    May 1, 2014
  • Creative abilities

    From Boston to Bangalore, MIT senior Priyanka Saha uses technology to empower people with disabilities.

    April 23, 2014
  • The complexonaut

    Scott Aaronson travels the far reaches of computational complexity, shaping conventional and quantum computing.

    April 7, 2014
  • The brain on his mind

    First-generation senior Salvador Esparza finds roles in the lab, in the dorm, and onstage.

    April 3, 2014
  • A scholar who thinks globally and acts locally

    Political scientist David Singer produces innovative research on international financial policy.

    March 26, 2014