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A memorial service will take place at MIT in October.
Innovative researcher and educator was a champion of attacking science problems with “ferocious vigor.”
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Nergis Mavalvala aims to detect gravitational waves, which are so aloof they've dodged efforts to track them down for a century. Photo: Len Rubenstein #physics   #astrophysics   #gravitationalwaves  
For much of her professional life, Nergis Mavalvala has been devoted to a singular goal: creating a device to detect gravitational waves. These ripples in the fabric of space-time, the signature of violent cosmic events, are “extremely aloof,” says Mavalvala. In fact, gravitational waves have been dodging elaborate efforts by scientists to track them down [...]
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Please attend our exhibit about Neutrinos at the MIT Museum, June 2 – 7, with special presentations (free with admission) and physics demonstrations on Saturday, June 7th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/calendar/2014-06-07.html
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Mildred Dresselhaus is an institute professor and professor of physics and electrical engineering (emerita) at MIT.
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"The goal is that once we're all together like this that we can collaborate in various ways," Gore said. "A major limiting factor for many of us is just that we have not been physically located next to other groups that are interested in related ideas," he said.
Relocation brings together materials scientist, theoretical and experimental physicists as Physics of Living Systems group at MIT.
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To commemorate Lazarus’ dedication and devotion to advising and mentoring students, and to recognize him as a champion of faculty engagement with students, the Alan J. Lazarus (1953) Excellence in Advising Award has been established to be awarded annually to an MIT faculty member who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor to freshmen, and who has had a significant impact on their personal and academic success.  Those who wish to make a gift in support of this award may do so by contacting Bonny Kellermann '72, MIT Director of Memorial Gifts, at bonnyk@mit.edu or 617-253-9722.
Career at MIT spanned more than 50 years, focusing on space plasma and the solar wind
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We talk to the man who explained how the big bang banged.
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“This is an enormous breakthrough,” says Markus Klute, an assistant professor of physics at MIT and leader of the international effort. “Now we know that particles like electrons get their mass by coupling to the Higgs field, which is really exciting.” +Markus Klute +CMS Experiment +CERN  #higgsboson   #standardmodel  
Findings confirm that a particle decays to fermions, as predicted by the Standard Model.
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+Sara Seager is searching for life beyond the solar system and says the world is ready. #astrophysics   #kepler   #exoplanets  #ExoplanetSat
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The new findings are reported this week in the journal Nature Materials, in a paper by MIT postdoc Xin Li, professors Young Lee and Gerbrand Ceder, also of MIT, and 12 others.
Multidisciplinary group solves mystery of how a potential battery electrode material behaves.
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Mark Vogelsberger, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and his colleagues created a model of the Universe that follows the evolution of both visible and dark matter starting just 12 million years after the Big Bang.
Successful simulation lends weight to standard model of cosmology.
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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