The particles in our collider are people.
At MIT, it’s all about teamwork. By almost every measure — patents, publications, students, startups, etc. — our engineering faculty is one of the most productive collectives on the planet. And none of them works alone.
Most engineering campuses are like Legos: disciplines live in buildings that snap together around common projects. Researchers from one area rarely bump into those from other fields — they don’t trade war stories from the lab, talk about their research while waiting in line for coffee, or question each other at random times of the day or night.
Our campus was designed and built for a single, shared purpose: to connect people and their ideas — with one, central, “infinite” corridor that connects dense pockets of excellence and surprise together.