The Dawn of Green

Today’s environmental movement originated in the British countryside, says Prof. Harriet Ritvo, an expert on environmental history.

Jason Katz-Brown learned all 100,000-plus words in the official Scrabble dictionary. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2007

Scrabble Champ

Junior Jason Katz-Brown, one of the country’s top Scrabble players, recently held the title as the North American expert.

Keith Hampton, an expert in the study of social networks and new technologies, says that rather than destroying community life, being wired actually helps people connect. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2004

Internet Connection

Asst. Prof. Keith Hampton says that rather than destroying community and family life, being wired actually helps people connect.

MacKenzie Smith is project director of DSpace, an electronic library that will forever preserve the ideas of MIT's faculty and researchers.
Winter 2004

Permanent Ideas

DSpace is an electronic library that will forever store, distribute, and preserve the ideas of MIT’s faculty and researchers.

Economics Prof. Xavier Gabaix and a team of Boston University researchers have found that the artificial world of financial markets follows a pattern similar to one in the natural world. Photo: Bob Handelman
Fall 2003

Natural Laws

Economics Prof. Xavier Gabaix has discovered that the ups and downs of the stock market follow a mathematical pattern of frequency similar to that of earthquakes.