In Short

In Short

The produce market will be moving to its winter location in the TMSC lobby in Stata today. This is the area on the first floor near the information center, where the glass revolving doors are. It will hold regular hours, from noon to 6 p.m. The market will return to the East Campus courtyard on March 30.

Astronaut Michael J. Massimimo PhD ’92 will be giving a talk on Wednesday in Killian Hall (14W-111) from 4–5 p.m. Massimino went up to the Hubble Space Telescope in May, and will talk about the mission. He also twitters, and can be followed at

A memorial service for physics professor Richard K. Yamamoto ’57 will be held this Thursday at the MIT chapel at 1:30 p.m. Yamamoto’s entire career was at MIT, where he studied subatomic particles and weak interactions. He was 74.

Afghan activist Malalai Joya will talk about her struggle for women’s rights this Thursday in 10-250 from 7–9 p.m. Joya, who was elected to Afghan parliament in 2005, is an outspoken critic of corruption in the Afghan government. She has survived four assassination attempts, according to the BBC.

Jeffry M. Picower, whose charitable foundation donated $50 million to MIT and funded the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory, was found dead at the bottom of his pool on Sunday. Picower kept much of his money with Bernard L. Madoff, who was recently convicted of running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history. An ongoing civil lawsuit accused Picower of being complicit in the Ponzi scheme, and profiting from it. For more information, see page 14.

Did you know that over 40 percent of MIT students are virgins? Look for the sex issue this Friday, when we will be publishing the results of our survey. Don’t forget to submit your first-time stories at