Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2007. 2006 was the year of YouTube, iPods, gas for $3.50 a gallon, record-high temperature, Wiis and PS3s, the World Cup, penguins and pandas, eight planets, and changes of power on Capitol Hill.
At MIT, we learned more about black holes, established the new MIT-Madrid study abroad program, learned more about the brain, designed better wheelchairs, created molecular libraries to understand cancer and disease, studied addiction, made plans for a new graduate dorm, pioneered a center for synthetic biology, designed fuel-efficient cars of the future, observed subatomic particles, won Nobel prizes, proposed changes to the undergraduate curriculum, began large scale genetic sequencing, and more!
Check out http://web.mit.edu/spotlight/lookback-2006/ for a look back at the spotlights.
So what’s in store for 2007? Any predictions? Any hopes? Comment away!