Scientists announced Monday the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. Light from the collision was simultaneously observed by telescopes all around the world.
The student and community affiliate group Graduate Student Apartments Now (GSAN) held a rally in front of 77 Mass Ave and marched to Cambridge City Hall for an Ordinance Committee hearing on Oct. 12 to demand that MIT build new graduate housing units as a condition of the commercial redevelopment of MIT’s recently purchased Volpe parcel in Kendall Square.
Tech enthusiasts and nightclubs don’t go well together. But that didn’t stop GetGeeked from hosting its tech showcase at the Royale Nightclub in Boston on Oct. 13. Getting first-hand access to gadgets that haven’t been released in the market yet and meeting fellow technology lovers, all while sipping on delicious cocktails, seemed like a perfect way to spend a Friday night.
“I chose my major because ... of money and financial security only. I hate the subject to be honest,” a student in Course 6-3 wrote.
The debate centered around the resolution: “pharmaceutical companies should be held criminally responsible for their role as contributors to America’s current opioid crisis.” The Norfolk inmates conducted research without internet access.
Q&A session organized by LUCha aimed to address the "offensive" narrative of Mexico proliferated by American media and encourage political participation among Mexican expatriates.
“You don’t have to be a raving genius to win a Nobel,” newly-minted Nobel laureate Rainer Weiss told a crowd of proud faculty and awed students during his celebratory lunch last Tuesday. Not that winning a Nobel should be everyone’s goal in life, Weiss was quick to add: one should always do what’s most important to them. And Weiss SB ’55, PhD ’62, a professor of physics emeritus, has certainly practiced what he preached.
A weak low pressure system is currently exiting the East Coast; in its wake, cooler, more seasonable weather and sunny skies will dominate today and Friday. This brief return to autumn will be short lived, however, as the unseasonably warm temperatures the Northeast has experienced periodically over the past month will return for the weekend. On Saturday, high temperatures will surge back into the mid-70s with a chance of rain in advance of an approaching cold front. The front should pass through the area late Sunday; in its wake, autumn-like weather will return again, with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 40s for at least the greater part of next week. Although local conditions have been calm, the weather has not been so tranquil across the rest of the United States.
One “very likely” change is the introduction of a meals per semester system in addition to the current meals per week system, says DormCon dining co-chair.
Rainer Weiss of MIT and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of Caltech were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the first direct observation of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
Students may now petition art courses taken at Harvard, Wellesley, or the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) to count for the HASS-A requirement.
The “Rickmobile” — a truck bearing Rick's likeness — has been taking a road trip across the country, opening its popup shop with exclusive merchandise and gear in different cities.