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New faculty join the School of Science in 2022

Seven professors join the departments of Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics; and Physics.

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Three from MIT named 2023 Rhodes Scholars

Jack Cook, Matthew Kearney, and Chemistry Major Jupneet Singh will begin postgraduate studies at Oxford University next fall.

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MIT engineers develop a low-cost terahertz camera

The device provides greater sensitivity and speed than previous versions, and could be used for industrial inspection, airport security, and communications.

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Methane research takes on new urgency at MIT

Desiree Plata's research focuses on developing technologies and strategies for environmental sustainability.

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Seven with MIT ties receive awards from the American Physical Society

Professors Arup Chakraborty, Lina Necib, and Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz among those honored for contributions to physics.

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Sally Kornbluth is named as MIT’s 18th president

As Duke University’s provost since 2014, she has advocated for faculty excellence and reinforced the institution’s commitment to the student experience.

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Department of Chemistry Represented at the 2022 NOBCChE Conference

Graduate Students Kayla Storme and Andy Dorfeuille hosted the department's booth at the NOBCChE Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Five with MIT ties elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2022

Professors Mark Bear and Laura Kiessling ’83 are among the newly elected members.

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Two winners of 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, K. Barry Sharpless and Carolyn Bertozzi, share MIT roots

Sharpless is a former member of the chemistry faculty, Bertozzi is the daughter of Physics Professor Emeritus William Bertozzi and a Lemelson-MIT Prize winner.

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Drug-resistant gonorrhea is no match for a new class of antibiotics

New inhibitors specific for gonorrhea enzymes may pave the way to treating multi-drug resistant infections.

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For Danna Freedman, an impasse is an invitation

The chemistry professor embraces the most challenging moments of her work to design molecules for quantum information science.

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Scientists capture first-ever view of a hidden quantum phase in a 2D crystal

Single-shot spectroscopy techniques provide researchers with a new understanding of a mysterious light-driven process.

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When cells’ tiny differences have far-reaching implications

Alex Shalek’s technologies for single-cell RNA profiling can help dissect the cellular bases of complex diseases around the globe.

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