At MIT's Mid-Century Convocation held in 1949—described as "an intellectual festival of monumental proportions"—Sir Winston Churchill gave a rousing keynote address titled Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress.
Beloved teacher and Institute Professor Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton S.M. ’27 Sc.D. ‘31 is celebrated in a memorial tribute that showcases his humor, insatiable scientific curiosity and revolutionary accomplishments in the fields of high-speed photography and underwater sonar instrumentation.
Mildred (Millie) Dresselhaus, renowned as the ‘”queen of carbon science,” delivers the first in a series of special lectures at EECS. The first female Institute professor and professor emerita of physics and engineering at MIT, Prof. Dresselhaus provides a clear and engaging introduction to the complex world of nanostructures, nanowires, thermoelectrics, and cutting-edge research with bismuth nanowires.
Institute Professor Philip Morrison, renowned nuclear physicist, astronomer, filmmaker and public science figure, delivers a magical talk to MIT alumni during Technology Day in June 1994.
Steve Jobs, one of the computer industry’s foremost entrepreneurs, gives a wide-ranging talk to a group of MIT Sloan School of Management students in the spring of 1992.
A special midnight concert of Bach music transformed the lofty interior of MIT’s Lobby 7 in December 1979, showcasing the musical talents of the MIT community.