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MIT provost returns to alma mater RPI as next presidentNovember 30, 2021 -
The provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is returning to the New York school as its next president.
Need for Larger Space Telescope Inspires Lightweight Flexible Holographic LensNovember 11, 2021 -
Inspired by a concept for discovering exoplanets with a giant space telescope, a team of researchers is developing holographic lenses that render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum. The experimental method, detailed in an article appearing today in Nature Scientific Reports, could be used to create a lightweight flexible lens, many meters in diameter, that could be rolled for launch and unfurled in space.
FIFTH FORCE OF NATURE: THE HUNT FOR A HIDDEN REALM THAT COULD CHANGE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE IS ABOUT TO BEGINOctober 2, 2018 -
A team of physicists based at a lab near Rome, Italy, are about to switch on an experiment that could fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.