Tech Day 2009: See Into the Mind’s Eye
Join fellow alumni June 6 at this year’s Technology Day to learn about faculty research on visual cognition, the perception of self and other, and emerging trends in artificial intelligence.
This intellectual cornerstone of the reunion weekend, June 4-7, is open to all alumni, as are events such as Tech Night at the Pops–but you’ll need to register. Sophomore Jennifer Lai, an award-winning pianist, will perform at Tech Night at the Pops, the first student to solo in many years.
Is this your year? Alumni who graduated in years ending in 9 or 4 can register online for a full agenda of class events, and all alumni can sign up for traditional events through May 13: alum.mit.edu/reunions.
Giant Leaps: Celebrate the Apollo Program
MIT is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo space program’s first lunar landing with a three-day symposium titled Giant Leaps.
Apollo engineers, astronauts, and managers will share insights with today’s leaders in energy, environment, air transportation, space exploration, and education.
The June 10-12 events also include a Boston Pops concert narrated by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, ScD ‘64, lectures, exhibits, films, and zero-gravity flights.
All alumni are invited to participate by watching a live webcast. Learn more online: apollo40.mit.edu.
How Facebook and Google fund global misinformation
The tech giants are paying millions of dollars to the operators of clickbait pages, bankrolling the deterioration of information ecosystems around the world.
DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science
The company has already used its protein-folding AI, AlphaFold, to generate structures for the human proteome, as well as yeast, fruit flies, mice, and more.
Inside the machine that saved Moore’s Law
The Dutch firm ASML spent $9 billion and 17 years developing a way to keep making denser computer chips.
This is what happens when you see the face of someone you love
The moment we recognize someone, a lot happens all at once. We aren’t aware of any of it.
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