A symposium honoring MIT Institute Professor Millie Dresselhaus, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year, is taking place today, Dec. 4. The symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. in Room 32-123; a detailed program can be viewed here. At 5:30 p.m., the symposium will officially become a celebration, and the festivities will move to the Boston Marriott Cambridge; more information about the celebration can be found here.
Dresselhaus earned the National Medal of Science and served as director of the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. She is best-known for her work on carbon science and carbon nanostructures, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology more generally. She is also one of the researchers responsible for the resurgence of thermoelectrics as a research field thanks to her work on low-dimensional thermoelectricity in the early 1990s.