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"Instead of starting with a high-efficiency technology and then trying to make it cheaper, which is what we're doing now with silicon, our plan is to start with something that we know we could make cheaply and see if we could make it more efficient," Brown explains.
Tuning energy levels through surface chemistry shows promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells, MIT graduate student Patrick R. Brown's work shows.
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Guth's "cosmic inflation" is accepted as the most plausible explanation for the evolution of the universe.
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The energy secretary wants the labs to play a greater role in the agency’s strategic planning; defends administration’s “all of the above” approach to energy policy.
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Study yields insight into generating antibodies that target different strains of HIV.
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New analysis shows a way to self-propel subatomic particles, extend the lifetime of unstable isotopes.
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MIT Biophysicist Claims Origins Of Life All About Energy

What is the origin of life? It’s a question scientists, philosophers and theologians have debated for centuries. If you believe one widely accepted scientific theory, life on Earth was one big happy accident, overcoming the astronomical odds against it. But a new notion is rocking the scientific world, claiming that's not the case at all. 

Jeremy England is a physics professor at MIT who says life coming on Earth was rational, predictable and really bound to happen.
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I would like to suggest an idea to Dr. Jeremy. Regarding the beginning of everything, i suggest it is the logic that there is a 50% chance of existence as well as a 50 % chance of non existence and this implements existence. after that comes dimensions and maybe consciousness to realise those dimensions. later logic continues and math must be able to describe one of the features of the existence which is the universe, and its spacial dimensions and for sure the other dimensions, the entropy, and so on. #physics   #theoryofeverything  
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Physicist will head group aiming to build U.S. philanthropic support for basic science research.
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New approach could enable low-cost silicon devices in fibers that could be made into fabrics.
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Institute Community and Equity Officer releases report aimed at fostering culture of respect and caring.
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A team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles.
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MIT Department of Physics welcomes Nikta Fakhri and Lindley Winslow as new Assistant Professors of Physics this spring. 
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Jeff Gore’s work with baker’s yeast helps ecologists respond to trends, like vanishing fisheries and collapsing honeybee colonies.
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The MIT Physics Department is one of the best places in the world for research and education in physics.  We have been ranked the number one physics department since 2002 by US News & World Report.  In recent years we have produced the largest numbers of undergraduate and doctoral degrees in physics of any university in the US.  Our successes are widely admired and emulated.

The Department has about 75 faculty, 280 undergraduate majors, and 245 graduate students.  Our research is organized into four primary research areas, pushing  back the frontiers of human understanding of space and time and of matter and energy in all its forms, from the subatomic to the cosmological and from the elementary to the complex. We have had four Nobel Prize winners since 1990. Four of our alumni have won Nobel Prizes since 1998, which reflects the outstanding quality of students we attract and the superb education they receive.

The Department has been the source of innovation in physics education for decades.  Seven members of our Department have won the Oersted Medal, the most prestigious award of the American Association of Physics Teachers.  Our most recent educational initiatives are the Technology Enabled Active Learningapproach to freshman physics, and an alternative flexible SB degree that has helped to more than double the number of physics majors since a decade ago.

Welcome to MIT physics,

Edmund Bertschinger
Professor of Physics and
Former Department Head of Physics