The Frontier of Science


To mark the launch of the MIT Campaign for a Better World, groups of MIT leaders, faculty, alumni, and students gathered in May 2016 for a series of “Discover MIT” events to discuss in detail what the Campaign’s priorities mean in the context of MIT’s ongoing education, research, and innovation. How are we making a difference now? And what will this bold fundraising effort enable us to achieve?

In this video, panelists share some of the ways MIT is working to transforming our world through fundamental scientific research. The discussion includes recent discoveries related to gravitational waves and a potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Nergis Mavalvala PhD ’97
Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics

Michael Sipser
Dean, School of Science; Donner Professor of Mathematics

Li-Huei Tsai
Director, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory; Picower Professor of Neuroscience

Maria T. Zuber
Vice President for Research; E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics