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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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MIT Professor Emeritus Walter Lewin, famous for his astrophysics research as well as for his undergraduate physics lectures, retuned to the lecture hall on Thursday to deliver a public talk on the history of X-ray astronomy. He detailed major scientific breakthroughs from 1962 through 1972 that led to the discovery of X-ray-emitting objects throughout the galaxy. The lecture was part of “An Astronomical Event,” a day-long symposium presented by the MIT Department of Physics and the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research.

Madeline L. Wharton ’14 combats her opponents in Tuesday’s field hockey game against Wheaton College. MIT won 11-2.

Lucentio (Victor E. Cary ’14), disguised as language tutor Cambio, attempts to woo Bianca (Keenan A. Sunderwirth ’14) while Hortensio (Nicholas J. Benson ’16) looks on jealously in the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble’s performance of The Taming of the Shrew. The MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, composed of MIT students and community members who work together long-term to produce Shakespeare shows, performed Shakespeare’s famous comedy on Friday and Saturday night in La Sala de Puerto Rico.

Erik A. Waingarten ’15 and interviewer Joseph Falvella of Chrysler read interview tips posted on the wall of the MIT Global Education & Career Development Office while waiting for their appointments. GECD provides 22 interview cubicles that employers can rent to conduct on-campus job interviews with students.

Crowds of participants navigated their way through the Infinite Corridor on Saturday.

Robin Shin ‘13 gathers her focus just before the start of a sabre bout against UMass Amherst at the Northeast Fencing Conference competition held at MIT on Saturday. The MIT women’s fencing team went undefeated in the competition, topping UMass Amherst, Wellesley College, University of New Hampshire, Brandeis University, Sacred Heart University, and Boston University. Shin won every one of her 18 bouts, and the sabre team finished with a record of 47-7.

Students wind down after a long day of classes and swing lights in front of Kresge Auditorium on Saturday evening.

Evan Ehrenberg G, Katherine Karwoski ‘14, and Christine Labaza ‘14 lead a lightsaber dueling and stage combat class.

Class subjects included learning how to make chainmail, among other things.

Several students crowd around a laptop to watch a movie while waiting for their first class to start.

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