Mujid Kazimi, director of the MIT Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, will be honored at the inaugural gala of the American Task Force on Palestine. The Oct. 11 gala in Washington, D.C., will recognize the accomplishments of leading Palestinian Americans in government, commerce and industry, and scholarship.
Erich P. Ippen, the Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and professor of physics, has been awarded the Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Endowment by the Optical Society of America. Ippen received the award, the highest conferred by the society for overall distinction in optics, for laying the foundations of ultrafast science and engineering and providing vision and sustained leadership to the optics community.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 20, 2006 (download PDF).