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Nick Repoli

(Top to bottom) Jenny Carlson and Danielle DiVito in rehearsal for the aerial performance Ground.

courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in Gravity, a drama set in space.

MacArthur Foundation

Dina Katabi, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellows Program fellowship. The program “awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Katabi’s work at MIT involves improving electrical communications, especially wireless data transmission.

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Tom Hanks being taken hostage in Captain Phillips.

MacArthur Foundation

Sara Seager is also a recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Fellows Program fellowship at MIT. A professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Physics, Seager’s work is mainly focused on exploring the possibility of life in our galaxy.

Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech

Chefs prepare rolls and other assorted items at Avana Sushi, a sushi joint in Chinatown with a wide variety of options on its menu.

Eric Antoniou

So Young Park as the Queen of the Night in the BLO’s production of The Magic Flute, performed at the Shubert Theater.

Skanda K. Koppula

Basta Pasta Trattoria, an Italian restaurant near Central Square, dishes out pizza, pasta, risotto, and paninis to customers until 11 p.m. on Tuesday.