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.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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