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Brian Hemond—The Tech
Rohan Abeyaratne, the Quentin Berg Professor of Mechanics, is stepping down as the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department on July 1.
This figure plots innate talent versus achieved success and is a standard metric of whether one’s life surpasses or falls below its expectations. Of particular interest are: (1) The Starlet Triangle: Due to their fleeting fame and general lack of better judgment, all Hollywood starlets fall within a triangle bounded by Paris Hilton, Hillary Duff, and Lindsay Lohan. (2) The Steve meridian: Humanity has been blessed by the preponderance of extremely talented people named Steve. However, not all of them have lived up to their expectations e.g. Wozniak (whatever happened to that guy), Young (too many concussions), and Hawking (was wrong that one time which is inexcusable for someone of his talent). As usual Steve McQueen represents both the epitome of talent and success. (3) The Rat Pack Cluster: All members of the Rat Pack exist within this cluster of effortless cool bounded by Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop. (4) The Cruise Trajectory. Tom Cruise is perhaps the only individual to have pe
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy plays Charlie Parker’s “Yardbird Suite” on trumpet as a fun, yet appropriate diversion in a lecture entitled “The Music of the Primes,” held yesterday evening in 26-100.
Brian D. Hemond—The Tech
Heather A. Levites ’08 and Adlai R. Grayson ’08 step through a routine in “Perfect Sense,” a piece choreographed by Grayson and Adam Kho ’08 in MIT Dance Troupe’s annual spring show, entitled Summer Nights. The show runs through Sunday, May 11 in Kresge Little Theatre.
Andrea Robles—The Tech
David S. Baumgartner ’08 removes blocks as Professor Herbert H. Einstein looks on after the bridge designed by his team failed to support the 2000 lbs it was intended to hold. The event took place outside of student center on May 7 as part of Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (1.013).
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Neptune performs at Steer Roast 2008, Senior Haus’ annual weekend-long party featuring the lighting of the fire pit, mud wrestling, and band performances.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Javier M. Duarte ’10 throws Cinjon T. Resnick ’10 while mud wrestling at Steer Roast 2008 on April 2. Steer Roast is Senior Haus’ annual weekend long party that started at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2 with the lighting of the fire pit and traditional mud wrestling (featuring Haus housemasters Henry and Cynthia Jenkins) and continued until well past the bands finished playing late Saturday night.
Brian D. Hemond—The Tech
Gregory D. Tao ’10, winner of the 2.007 robotics competition “Da(yes)MIT,” is carried on a victory lap by Utilikilt-wearing Professor Alexander H. Slocum, last night in the Johnson Athletic Center.
Brian D. Hemond—The Tech
Jessica D. Luttkus ’08 strikes a pose in “Heatwave,” a piece choreographed by Tarikh C. Campbell ’09, in MIT Dance Troupe’s annual spring show, this year entitled Summer Nights. The show runs through Sunday, May 11, in Kresge Little Theatre.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Marcus du Sautoy presents a large die with a single prime number P on it. Sautoy used the prop to help explain the prime number theorem, which describes the density of the primes, in a lecture entitled “The Music of the Primes.”
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Crowds watch as fire extinguisher-wielding residents spray down the fire pit right after it was lit to kick off Steer Roast 2008. MIT Senior Haus’ annual weekend-long Steer Roast party started at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2 with the lighting of the fire pit and traditional mud wrestling (featuring Haus housemasters Henry and Cynthia Jenkins) and continued until well past the bands finished playing late Saturday night.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Big Bear performs at Steer Roast 2008. MIT Senior Haus’ annual weekend-long Steer Roast party started at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2 with the lighting of the fire pit and traditional mud wrestling (featuring Haus housemasters Henry and Cynthia Jenkins) and continued until well past the bands finished playing late Saturday night.
Ramya Sankar—The Tech
MIT Steel Bridge Team members Adam Benjamin Talsma ’10, left, and Quinn A. Vollmert ’08, right, construct a bridge in front of the Student Center on May 5 while their teammates Jose G. Cano ’09, Tracy R. Takemura ’08, and Matthew A. Pires ’10 look on. The team will be going to nationals on May 23 and 24 at the University of Florida.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Steer Roast 2008 Veep Erik D. Fogg ’09 (right) and Hani Sallum ’96 (left) pose for the cameras in their armored costumes at the kickoff for Steer Roast 2008. MIT Senior Haus’ annual weekend-long Steer Roast party started at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2 with the lighting of the fire pit and traditional mud wrestling (featuring Haus housemasters Henry and Cynthia Jenkins) and continued until well past the bands finished playing late Saturday night.
Brian D. Hemond—The Tech
Dancers strike a pose at the end of “Greasy Bois & Girls,” a piece choreographed by Bettina H. Tso ’08, in MIT Dance Troupe’s annual spring show, entitled Summer Nights. The show, held in Kresge Little Theatre, runs through this Sunday, May 11.
Brian D. Hemond—The Tech
Chris Liu ’10 (center), and Chukwuka C. Mbagwu ’11 (right) dance in a piece entitled “Candy and Caprice,” choreographed by Alexandra M. Beyer ’10, Jason A. Scott ’10, Kamo Jurn ’10, Tarikh C. Campbell ’09, Thaddeus R. Cybulski ’10. MIT Dance Troupe will run its annual spring show, this year called Summer Nights, in Kresge Little Theatre through Sunday, May 11.
Brian D. Hemond—The Tech
Hannah J. Hsieh ’09 dances in a piece called “Tell Me Something Good” in the MIT Dance Troupe’s annual spring concert, this year entitled Summer Nights and held in Kresge Little Theatre. The piece was choreographed by Elizabeth Kwack, Heather A. Levites ’08 and Jessica D. Luttkus ’08.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explains how the waveform of a violin’s sound can be expressed as a linear combination of pure tones. The explanation served as a stepping stone toward explaining the utility of the famous Riemann hypothesis. Sautoy presented a lecture entitled “The Music of the Primes” yesterday evening in 26-100.