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Moungi Bawendi delivers Nobel Lecture to the MIT Community

On Thursday, February 8, members of the MIT Community and alumni were treated to a lecture by 2023 Nobel Laureate Professor Moungi Bawendi.

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MIT community members honored with 2024 Franklin Institute Awards

Two professors and three additional alumni recognized for “dreaming up solutions to global challenges — advancing health, sustainability, and human connection.”

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Susan Solomon, wearing a black blazer over a white dress, accepts a portfolio from a man wearing a suit - Deputy Prime Minister of Vietman Tran Hong Ha.

Susan Solomon wins VinFuture Award for Female Innovators

The award recognizes Solomon’s contributions to understanding ozone depletion and the creation of the Montreal Protocol.

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Performance art and science collide as students experience “Blue Man Group”

Students from Course 5.111 were treated to a performance that brought to life the chemical structures and crystal field theory concepts covered in class.

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Researchers discover new channels to excite magnetic waves with terahertz light

Discovery provides new insights into the ultrafast control of magnetic materials, with potential to enable next-generation information processing technologies.

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A new drug candidate can shrink kidney cysts

A compound originally developed to treat cancer could be repurposed to treat polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition that can lead to kidney failure.

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Cobalt-free batteries could power cars of the future

MIT chemists developed a battery cathode based on organic materials, which could reduce the EV industry’s reliance on scarce metals.

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Study reveals a reaction at the heart of many renewable energy technologies

New insights into how proton-coupled electron transfers occur at an electrode could help researchers design more efficient fuel cells and electrolyzers.

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Computational model captures the elusive transition states of chemical reactions

Using generative AI, MIT chemists created a model that can predict the structures formed when a chemical reaction reaches its point of no return.

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Moungi Bawendi honored during Nobel Week in Stockholm

The professor of chemistry participated in various festivities, culminating in the Nobel Prize ceremony on Dec. 10.

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Chemists create organic molecules in a rainbow of colors

The molecules, known as acenes, could be useful as organic light-emitting diodes or solar cells, among other possible applications.

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Explained: The sugar coating of life

Researchers are working to advance the field of glycoscience, illuminating the essential role of carbohydrates for human health and disease.

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The logo of the podcast features an aerial view of a coffee mug filled with the galaxy instead of coffee. Red and blue capital letters spell out ASTROCHEM COFFEE.

Brett McGuire launches Astrochem Coffee podcast

Hosted by McGuire and a parade of guests, Astrochem Coffee covers a bevy of topics and current events in the field of astrochemistry.

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