Harold "Doc" Edgerton

Beloved teacher and Institute Professor Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton is celebrated for his humor, insatiable scientific curiosity and revolutionary accomplishments in high-speed photography and underwater sonar instrumentation.

I. M. Pei at MIT - Tech Day 1994

Renowned architect I. M. Pei ’40 recounts his experiences building the renovation of the Louvre Museum in Paris in the 1980s.

Jerome Wiesner

This undated b-&-w video compilation, likely prepared in conjunction with Jerome Wiesner’s inauguration as MIT’s 13th president, touches on Wiesner’s life as humanist, scientist and statesman.


Every January a crowd gathers to cheer on teams of MIT undergraduates and their autonomous robots that must compete head-to-head in a grand finale of the hands-on, learn-by-doing course known as 6.270. 

Paul Gray

Paul Edward Gray SB '54, SM '55, ScD '60 shares a sober, humane and challenging vision for MIT in his inaugural speech as MIT’s 14th President, on Sept. 26, 1980.


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.