The subject's Fall 2016 lecturers included associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics Hamsa Balakrishnan, whose work includes a collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and major US airports to upgrade air traffic control tools. Photo: Bryce Vickmark.

Flight School

A roster of experts steers students through the inner workings of the airline industry

Sparking a New Generation of Power

Scores of young alumni are dreaming up fresh ways to harness nuclear, wind, and solar power; optimize our use of fossil fuels; and support development of energy solutions.

Amy Finkelstein, an MIT economist, is principal investigator of the groundbreaking Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Measuring Health Care

Amy Finkelstein spotted an opportunity to bring the gold standard in scientific research to one of the most pressing questions of the day.

What makes cities so resilient after disaster? Larry Vale with post-Katrina New Orleans. Len Rubenstein

Resilient Places

San Francisco rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake while Warsaw rebuilt after World War 11. Larry Vale explains what makes cities so resilient.