9th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium
The mission of the MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics is to sustain a distinguished postdoctoral program for the Department that identifies, recruits and supports the most talented and promising young physicists at an early stage in their careers.
This initiative was made possible by the encouragement and generosity of Mr. A. Neil Pappalardo, EE '64, an MIT alumnus with a long history of generosity to both the Institute and the Department of Physics.
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Is Evolution Reversible? Dr. Jeff Gore, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT; 2007-10 Fellow (Biophysics) The degree to which evolutionary changes are reversible has long intrigued biologists. A famous example of reversibility in evolu...
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Introductory Remarks Dr. Marin Soljačić, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT; 2008 MacArthur Fellow; 2000-03 Pappalardo Fellow
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A New Generation of Insulators for the Electronics Future Dr. David Hsieh, 2009-12 Fellow (Condensed Matter Experiment) Electrical insulators have long been believed to be completely understood systems with uninteresting electronic pro...
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Applied String Theory: From Gravitational Collapse to Heavy Ion Collisions Dr. Paul Chesler, 2009-12 Fellow (Nuclear & Particle Theory) A remarkable result from heavy ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is that, shortly...
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Universal Physics with Ultracold Atoms Dr. Yusuke Nishida, 2008-11 Fellow (Nuclear & Particle Theory) Physics is said to be universal when results are independent of the details of how particles interact with each other. Universa...
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