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MIT faculty tackle big ideas in a symposium kicking off Inauguration Day

Ahead of the Institute’s presidential inauguration, panelists describe advances in their research and how these discoveries are being deployed to benefit the public.

MIT News – May 1, 2023

Study: Superconductivity switches on and off in “magic-angle” graphene

A quick electric pulse completely flips the material’s electronic properties, opening a route to ultrafast, brain-inspired, superconducting electronics.

MIT News – Jan. 30, 2023

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero delivers 2022 Dresselhaus Lecture on the magic of moiré quantum matter

The MIT professor discussed a new nanoengineered platform to investigate strongly correlated and topological physics

MIT News – Dec. 21, 2022

Physicists discover a “family” of robust, superconducting graphene structures

The findings could inform the design of practical superconducting devices.

MIT News – July 8th, 2022

Three from MIT elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2022

Faculty members Angela Belcher, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, and Ronitt Rubinfeld elected by peers for outstanding contributions to research.

MIT News – May 12, 2022

Tiny materials lead to a big advance in quantum computing

Using ultrathin materials to reduce the size of superconducting qubits may pave the way for personal-sized quantum devices.

MIT News – Jan. 27, 2022

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

The Max Planck Society and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honor the MIT physicist’s work on two-dimensional quantum materials.

MIT News – Oct. 12, 2021

Physicists engineer ferroelectricity in boron nitride

New property in an ultrathin cousin of graphene could allow for much denser computer memory.

MIT News – Sept. 15, 2021

“Magic-angle” trilayer graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor

New findings might help inform the design of more powerful MRI machines or robust quantum computers.

MIT News – July 21, 2021

MIT turns “magic” material into versatile electronic devices

Work on three graphene-based devices may yield new insights into superconductivity.

MIT News – May 19, 2021

Physicists discover important new property for graphene

Unconventional form of ferroelectricity could impact next-generation computing.

MIT News – Feb. 8, 2021

Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”

Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

MIT News – Feb. 1st, 2021

Four MIT scientists honored with 2021 National Academy of Sciences awards

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Aviv Regev, Susan Solomon, and Feng Zhang are the recipients of distinguished awards for major contributions to science.

MIT News – Jan. 21, 2021

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives the Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal

Physicist is recognized for his groundbreaking research on twistronics.

MIT News – Nov. 6, 2020

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero wins 2020 Spanish Royal Physics Society Medal

Physicist is honored with the RSEF’s highest scientific honor for his work on twistronics.

MIT News – Oct. 1, 2020

Nuh Gedik and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero are 2020 Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials

Funding will support using light to study quantum materials and on twistronics research to advance superconductivity and quantum technologies.

MIT News – Aug. 10, 2020

Researchers map tiny twists in “magic-angle” graphene

Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.

MIT News – May 7, 2020

Using light to put a twist on electrons

Method with polarized light can create and measure nonsymmetrical states in a layered material.

MIT News – Feb. 26, 2020