To be more creative, embrace ambiguity

Evolutionarily, the brain dislikes uncertainty, regarding it as a type of pain. The brain therefore tries…

Strategic Thinking in the Digital Age

Featured image by kevin turcios on Unsplash The post-Covid world forces leaders to face unfamiliar challenges. New and…

Peter Fisher to step down as head of the Department of Physics

Peter H. Fisher, the Thomas A. Frank (1977) Professor of Physics, will step down as the…

Sanjay Sarma to step down as vice president for open learning

After nearly a decade running MIT’s digital learning platforms and education initiatives, Vice President for Open…

Sorry, Must Pass

The following is based on a blog post I wrote 11 years ago. It markedly improved…

Aging Brain Initiative awards fund five new ideas to study, fight neurodegeneration

Neurodegenerative diseases are defined by an increasingly widespread and debilitating death of nervous system cells, but…

Multiplying the MIT $100K’s impact

In two weeks, students will gather in Kresge Auditorium for the 26th annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship…

MIT announces five flagship projects in first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition

MIT today announced the five flagship projects selected in its first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition. These…

Finding the questions that guide MIT fusion research

“One of the things I learned was, doing good science isn’t so much about finding the…

MIT Energy Conference focuses on climate’s toughest challenges

This year’s MIT Energy Conference, the largest student-led event of its kind, included keynote talks and…