Physicist Dr. Jim Gates makes an appearance in a 30-second TV commercial for TurboTax 2016. According to the ad, “It doesn’t take a genius to do your taxes. More specifically, it doesn’t take a world-renowned string theorist on the verge of discovering computer codes writ into the very fabric of the universe.”

Jacquelyn Taylor was recently appointed assistant dean of diversity and inclusion at the Yale School of Nursing, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar in the Division of Primary Care. She is licensed as a PNP-BC, RN, and FAAN. Dr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate in

Professor Jim Gates will be speaking on matters related to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology and some of its policy statements surrounding Climate Change at The Big History Anthropocene Conference in Sydney, Australia on December 10, 2015.Held at Macquarie University, the conference brings together “leading Australian and international academics and researchers from the natural and

The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 compelled black students at MIT to make demands for new initiatives towards making the Institute a more equitable community. Their efforts led to the founding of the Black Students’ Union (BSU) and to the establishment of various programs, some of which are still in effect.  However, nearly half a century later the experiences

To the members of the MIT community: Every November, I routinely send a letter seeking nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award. The danger with any routine is that we cease to think about its meaning. The MLK awards celebrate individuals or groups whose service to our community embodies the spirit of

Ta-Nehisi Coates: National Book Award Winner

Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House) took home the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction. Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Winners of the 66th National Book Award

Chanda Hsu Prescod-Weinstein and colleagues have just published “Do dark matter axions form a condensate with long-range correlation?” The paper appears as an “Editors’ Suggestion” in the November 15 issue of Physical Review D (Vol. 92, Iss. 10). READ MORE   Abstract Recently there has been significant interest in the claim that dark matter axions gravitationally

Baratunde Cola: 40 Under 40 Award

Baratunde Cola was among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Awardees. From the Atlanta Business Chronicle (6 Nov 2015): About 400 people turned out for the annual awards event Thursday night in the Fox’s Egyptian Ballroom. A dusting of star power fell on the audience when honoree and Atlanta native Christoper “Ludacris” Bridges stepped to the stage, and Master of

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Multiple honors

Ta-Nehisi Coates is having a stellar year after the publication of Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House, 2015). Visit these links to read each section: Kirkus Prize, Winner MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Winner National Book Award for Nonfiction, Finalist Kirkus Prize Coates was honored with the Kirkus Prize in nonfiction at a ceremony in Austin, TX on October 15, 2015. This year’s judges praised Between

Carlos Castillo-Chavez: Keynote at B.E.E.R.

Carlos Castillo-Chávez will headline International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education Research. Known as B.E.E.R., the symposium draws in some of the top names in the emerging field of biomathematics. This year, it will take place at Illinois State University from October 9 to 11, 2015. Castillo-Chavez’s work uses both mathematical models and an understanding of ecology to explore the spread of diseases. “Biomathematics