Claude Shannon, SM ‘40, PhD ‘40, threw down an irresistible challenge to those who would be pioneers of information theory. A young grad student soon met the challenge, but his solution languished in obscurity for decades.
What is the legacy of the Apollo program, and what can we learn from it to help us confront the scientific and engineering challenges of our own time? This short film kicked off the “Giant Leaps” Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. The symposium was organized by the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, and held at MIT on June 11, 2009.
In work that built on his doctoral dissertation, Johnny Lee, along with colleagues at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, prototyped a projector system that could keep an image framed on a moving handheld screen.