Dear members of the MIT community,
It’s that time of year again. On Friday, June 7, the MIT class of 2019 will gather on Killian Court to collect their diplomas. Those of you who have been there know that this happy moment comes with bittersweet emotions. Graduation marks the end of a memorable chapter of intellectual growth and a point of transition in the many pivotal friendships that have helped carry students through to this moment.
This Infinite celebrates teamwork. It pays tribute to the energy, brilliance, and innovations that spin out of relationships formed at MIT. Watch our video of researchers working with doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to gain new insights into the treatment of heart failure. And step into a cross-disciplinary projects course where a team of undergraduates are searching for alternatives to palm oil. Or marvel at a chip developed by an electrical engineer and a roboticist that is many times more efficient than conventional ones made of silicon.
Finally, the news a few weeks ago that an international team of over 200 astronomers (including scientists from MIT’s Haystack Observatory) captured the first direct images of a black hole is yet another example of how far and how fast science and engineering can advance when diverse researchers work together on a common goal.