Bonnie Berger elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2020

On April 27, the National Academy of Sciences elected 120 new members and 26 international associates, including Bonnie Berger, recognizing their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” Bonnie Berger is the Simons Professor of Mathematics and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is the head of […]

Probing reality through physics, philosophy, and writing

A day in the life of Michelle Xu, a senior majoring in physics and mathematics, with an added focus on philosophy, might include attending a quantum gravity seminar over Zoom, followed by some reading on the philosophy of time, capped off by a couple hours of writing fiction. Read more at the MIT News.

Bonnie Berger Is Elected Member of National Academy of Sciences

Bonnie Berger has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is one of the highest honors that a scientist can achieve. Congratulations Bonnie!

Lisa Piccirillo Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

As a graduate student at UT Austin, Lisa Piccirillo quickly came up with a solution to the Conway knot problem — which helped her land her tenure-track position at MIT. She joins our department as assistant professor this July. Read more in Quanta. Piccirillo’s proof appeared in Annals of Mathematics in February.