Orquesta sinfonica de puerto rico star wars: Nick Maley and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars Concerts
Puerto Rico Base At The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
Collaborators: Maria Judith Gandia, Rafael Montañez and Nancy Nevarez.
More details about this mission can be found here
On October 30 and 31, and November 21st, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra hosted the event “A Celebration to Star Wars” at the Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. What originally started as two concerts turned into six sold-out concerts in which people of all ages congregated with the common interest on the very popular sci-fi franchise.
Rebel Legion members from the Puerto Rico Base (and a special guest from Cruz del Sur Base) participated in the majority of the concerts, alongside members of the 501st Legion Puerto Rico Garrison and the Puerto Rico Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. The result was a complete interactive experience between the attendees, the orchestra musicians and the members of the Star Wars costuming clubs.
“The Puerto Rico Garrison Commander, Jose Nieves, works with the Orchestra. He and the staff of the Performing Arts Center Luis A. Ferre invited us to be part of the concert”, said Maria Judith Gandia (mjudith), Base Commanding Officer of the Puerto Rico Base. “In the first five concerts, Nancy Nevarez (Anikah) represented the Rebel Legion on stage during one of the performances.”
The concert featured the Lyrical Chorale of Puerto Rico, directed by the soprano Joanne Herrero. Under the direction of master Rafael Irizarry, the Symphony performed the musical score for both trilogies, which was composed by John Williams. Rebel Legion member Julia Pizarro performed with the chorale during the performance of “Duel Of The Fates” from “The Phantom Menace” musical score.
One of our members, Nancy Nevarez, was prominently featured as “Princess Leia”, alongside with a remote-controlled R2-D2 on the stage, recreating the iconic scene in which the popular character is introduced to the audience in “A New Hope”.
“From the beginning of the dress rehearsal, the emotion was more than I could handle. Listening to the Symphony Orchestra for the first time gave me an incredible peace of mind that I needed lately”, recalls Legion member Nancy Nevarez (Anikah). “When I heard the first chords of “Princess Leia Theme”, I was trembling as I walked to the stage. I wanted to cry, but I kept control of my emotions. The elegance and wisdom of the master had no equal. Meeting with members from our sister organizations fulfilled me because of the professionalism and camaraderie among them. I am infinitely grateful for this beautiful experience and I hope for more opportunities like this one.”
The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 57th anniversary of foundation. You can find more details in www.sinfonicapr.pr.gov
Puerto Rico Base started as an Outpost on Sep. 24, 2008 and became a Base on Oct. 4, 2010.
Maria Judith Gandia (mjudith) is the current BCO, and William Desiderio (Wideko Deskort) is the current BXO. You can visit them here
La Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico se une a la celebración internacional de May the Fourth | Cultura
En agosto del año pasado, la Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico (OSPR) planificó un programa de música cinematográfica titulado Hollywood Magic, bajo la dirección del compositor Conrad Pope y el también director de orquesta de Hollywood Ángel Vélez. El concierto culminaba con un tributo al compositor fílmico John Williams, que no pudo concretarse debido a la pandemia.
Williams ha sido nominado 52 veces al Oscar y obtenido cinco estatuillas, entre ellas por su composición de la banda Sonora de Star Wars: Episodio IV, Una nueva esperanza.
En esta ocasión, con el concierto May the Fourth: Star Wars Past & Present, este sábado, a las 7:00 p.m., en la Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals del Centro de Bellas Artes (CBA) de Santurce, se renueva el homenaje a Williams, bajo la dirección de Vélez, quien trabajó como orquestador y director de orquesta en las grabaciones de la música de las series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels y The Mandalorian.
“No solo haremos otro homenaje musical al compositor Williams, sino que tocaremos piezas conocidas de la franquicia de Star Wars, entre otros estrenos. Los números a inaugurar serán May 4th: Star Wars Past and Present: Suite from Battlefront II del compositor Gordy Haab; la Ahsoka Tano Suite from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels de Kevin Kiner; y el estreno mundial de la nueva música de esta serie cinematográfica y los videojuegos: Suite from The Book of Boba Fett, de los compositores Ludwig Göransson and Joseph Shirley. Este concierto explora el universo de Star Wars en expansión y su música icónica; y las generaciones de fanáticos que ha impactado durante los últimos 45 años. El espectáculo será un deleite para los fanáticos de la famosa franquicia de películas, porque los autores han cedido los derechos para Puerto Rico y han sido muy generosos”, declaró Vélez, director invitado, a EL VOCERO.
La primera parte está dedicada a la obra de Williams estrictamente, bajo la dirección de Vélez y el acompañamiento de la OSPR.
La Star Wars Suite para orquesta de Williams, se compone de los movimientos: Here They Come from Star Wars Saga, Princess Leia’s Theme from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra, Asteroid Field from Star Wars Saga, Yoda’s Theme from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra, Forest Battle from Star Wars Saga, Across the Stars from Across the Stars, The Force Awakens from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra, II. Rey’s Theme y V. Jedi Steps and Finale. Después viene el intermedio y se pasa a la música nueva y del videojuego Battlefront II, la serie The Book of Boba Fett y una suite especial de las series animadas The Clone Wars y The Star Wars Rebels, celebrando al personaje Ahsoka Tano.
May the Fourth parte de la frase en inglés de la saga “May the force be with you” o “Que la fuerza te acompañe” en español.
De este modo, la OSPR se une a la celebración internacional de May the Fourth, en la que la que fanáticos de Star Wars realizan actividades alrededor del mundo a partir de este miércoles, 4 de mayo, relacionado con la frase en inglés de la saga “May the force be with you” o “Que la fuerza te acompañe” en español.
“En esta segunda parte uniremos a la OSPR con todo lo tecnológico que tenemos, incluyendo las partes animadas. Soy creyente de que no todo debe ser música de los compositores, sino que como crecimos viendo estas propuestas, sobre todo Stars Wars que es una fantasía mundial, partes de la música que están fuera del ámbito del estudio y quienes componen, estamos como los objetos y efectos de la cosa animada. Tomamos muchas precauciones, hasta con un basurero que está detrás de la orquesta con otros instrumentos electrónicos. Tenemos grabaciones catalogadas, la experiencia del plató, cosas que haremos en vivo; y me reuní además con el director asociado de la OSPR, Rafael Enrique Irizarry”, abundó Vélez.
“Aquella reunión fue muy buena porque ya yo había dirigido a la OSPR y soy de la convicción que esta se constituye en una de las mejores orquestas del mundo con las que he trabajado. Es una de mis orquestas favoritas porque sus músicos tocan al más alto nivel que se espera en Los Ángeles o en Europa. Nos reunimos con gran respeto y recibí su espaldarazo porque tengo además un ‘team’ tremendo en Los Ángeles. Queremos siempre hacer cosas simples, mas creamos cosas para este concierto, muchas cosas que no están grabadas. Y con eso lo digo todo”, adelantó Vélez.
Vélez, nacido en Indiana con familia en Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, ha sido director de Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival, de la American Society of Cinematographers Awards en el Dolby Theatre en Hollywood, la Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Gala, la Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rhineland-Pfalz, entre otros. Además, ha grabado para los sellos Südwestrundfunk en Alemania y Varèse Sarabande Records. Ha trabajado en proyectos como Jane the Virgin, Family Guy, Star Wars Rebels, y The Mandalorian, entre otros.
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Film concert “Star Wars. Episode IV: A New Hope
The legend of cinema — now in the format of a film concert accompanied by a symphony orchestra!
The 1977 film, which marked the beginning of the legendary saga, will be shown in Russia for the first time in the format of a film concert. The cult story, which millions of people around the world have become fans of, will sound to live music performed by a symphony orchestra. This will allow you to experience in a completely new way the grandeur and scope of the musical works written for the Star Wars saga by composer John Williams.
Now all fans of the Star Wars universe will have a unique opportunity not only to see the legendary saga on the big screen, but also to hear the same «Imperial March» and other musical themes performed live by the symphony orchestra.
The premiere in Russia will take place on November 13 at the Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow.
«Star Wars» is without a doubt a cult saga for several generations of viewers, which has long gone beyond the boundaries of cinema and has become part of modern culture. For me personally, it will be a great pleasure to see this film on the big screen, accompanied by live music! — says Kakhaber Abashidze, CEO of Disney in Russia and the CIS. “I think this is a really great opportunity to spend time with the whole family, revisiting favorite stories, introducing children to legendary heroes and enjoying great symphonic music.” nine0010
CEO of Disney in Russia and the CIS
“Zapomni is delighted to be part of such a milestone event for all Star Wars fans in Russia. We are sure that the performance of the music of John Williams by a symphony orchestra will give the audience a truly unforgettable viewing experience! The American premiere of the film concert took place earlier at the New York Philharmonic, the Russian premiere will take place at the Zaryadye Concert Hall. It is worth noting that we do not plan to limit ourselves to showing only one Episode IV — it will be a whole series of concerts. nine0010
Head of the Zapomni group of companies
- Sergey Tararin
- Russian Philharmonic
- 120 minutes
Star Wars. Episode IV: A New Hope»
The fourth according to the chronology proposed by George Lucas and in fact the first film from the Star Wars series, which began the history of a distant galaxy. Painting «Star Wars. Episode IV: A New Hope was released in 1977 and became the highest-grossing film project of its time.
Nineteen years have passed since the formation of the Empire. Fate brings together Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived in seclusion on the desert planet Tatooine all these years. Luke finds himself embroiled in a confrontation between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. Obi-Wan begins training Luke in the Jedi arts, and together they make a daring attempt to free Princess Leia, the rebel leader. In a legendary showdown, a group of outcasts attack the Death Star in order to engage in a decisive battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Sergei Tararin is a conductor with extensive experience both in Russia and abroad, a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. ON. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Since 2009, Sergey Tararin has been the conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra «Russian Philharmonic», with whom he has held many concerts in the largest halls of our country.
Tararin has repeatedly taken part in the work of the jury of international music competitions, also acts as a pianist, organist and accompanist, is the author of a number of musical works and arrangements. His concerts are held in Russia, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Mexico, Turkey, Oman.
Moscow Symphony Orchestra «Russian Philharmonic»
The Moscow Symphony Orchestra «Russian Philharmonic» was founded by the Moscow Government in 2000. Today it is one of the best and most demanded orchestras in Russia with a very busy concert schedule — more than 100 concerts per season.
The orchestra conducts various educational activities, actively develops the national musical culture. The repertoire includes Russian and foreign classics, works by contemporary composers, works of various genres.
The Russian Philharmonic performs with great success in the largest concert halls around the world — from Austria to Taiwan.
On November 13, 2021, the orchestra will take part in a unique film concert — the Russian premiere of the Star Wars saga!
Moscow Zaryadye Concert Hall
Valery Gergiev’s initiative stood at the origins of the Zaryadye Concert Hall. He patronized its construction, headed the supervisory board and intends to invite here only the strongest musicians in the world. In terms of its technical and acoustic parameters, the hall surpasses all other academic venues in Russia. However, the space of the large hall of the Zaryadye Concert Hall can be transformed, which allows holding events of various formats.
“The sound in Zaryadye is built to the finest. You can hear each instrument separately, you can hear each group, each paint — they mix perfectly, but remain different. When the orchestra plays a loud sforanzo chord, a short echo with a pleasant wooden admixture bounces off the walls. When a female voice sings the coloratura from Ludmila’s aria, the soprano lines linger a little in the air and disappear,” wrote a Vedomosti correspondent who attended the opening of the hall on September 8.
Many prominent producers and musicians are already calling Zaryadye the future «musical heart» of Russia. The schedule of the hall for 1600 seats with a spectacular interior and good natural acoustics has already been drawn up before the end of the year. Zaryadye also has a second hall with 400 seats, designed for more intimate events.
— Winner of the 1977 Oscar® for Best Original Score, John Williams has composed scores for all nine Star Wars films. In total, the eminent composer has 5 Academy Awards®, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 7 British Academy Film Awards, 5 Emmy Awards and 23 Grammy Awards.
— Prior to release, George Lucas showed an early cut to a group of his film director friends. Most, including Lucas, thought the film would fail. Brian De Palma reportedly called it «the worst movie ever». The only one who disagreed was Steven Spielberg, who correctly predicted that the film would make millions of dollars.
— In 2005, the American Film Institute named Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope the best American film score of all time. The soundtrack has also been retained by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry for being «culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant».
— The episode number and subtitle «A New Hope» were not in the original cut of the film. They were added later on the film’s re-release to mark the continuity between the first installment and The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | it’s… What is MIT?
Coordinates: 42°21′32″ s. sh. 71°05′34″ W / 42.358889° N sh. 71.092778° W (G) 42.358889, -71.092778
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT ) is a university and research center located in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA). Sometimes also referred to as MIT and MIT .
MIT is the mecca of computing, a world leader in science and technology, and an innovator in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. The Institute is also renowned in many other fields including management, economics, linguistics, political science and philosophy. nine0003
Among the most famous divisions of MIT are the Lincoln Laboratory, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the School of Management. 72  90,091 members of the MIT community are Nobel Prize winners, a record number.
One of the buildings on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA)
In 1861, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved a charter by William Burton Rogers to establish «the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Boston Natural History Society. » William Burton Rogers wanted to create a new form of higher education that would meet the challenges of the rapidly developing science in the middle of the 19th century, to which classical education was pathologically unable to adequately respond. After the adoption of the charter, Rogers began to seek funds, develop the curriculum and select a suitable location for the institute. Rogers’ plan, as it is now known, was based on three principles: the educational value of useful knowledge, the need for learning through action, and the integration of professional and human sciences. MIT pioneered the use of instructions for laboratory work. His philosophy is «learning not in the manipulations and instantaneous details of science, which can only be applied in practice, but in the knowledge and understanding of all basic scientific principles with their explanations.» Due to the civil war that began a few months later, the first classes at MIT took place only in 1865 in a rented premises of a trading house in the suburbs of Boston. nine0003
The first MIT building in the Back Bay area was completed in 1866 and was known as «Boston Techno» until the campus sprouted across the Charles River to Cambridge in 1916. Over the years, science and engineering training began to move away from Rogers’ ideal and concentrated more on practical than theoretical subjects. Moreover, the institute faced financial and faculty recruitment problems. MIT was so specialized that it was detrimental to the rest of the teaching. «School up the river» sought a merger from the MIT administration; original plan at 1900 was canceled due to protests of graduates of the institute. In 1914, the merger of MIT and the Harvard Department of Applied Science was officially announced, and it was to begin «when the institute took over its new luxurious buildings in Cambridge.» However, in 1917 the merger with Harvard was annulled due to a state court decision.
The above attempts at unification took place in parallel with the growth of MIT out of the lecture and laboratory facilities of its building in Boston. Taking up his post at 19In 09, President Richard McLaurin was looking for ways to expand the territory of the institute. An anonymous donor—George Eastman, it turned out—donated the funds to purchase a mile of industrial land along the Cambridge side of the Charles River. By 1916, MIT finally moved into new stately buildings, made in the neoclassical style, and remains there to this day. The new campus meant some changes to the stagnating curriculum, President Carl Taylor Compton and Vice President Vannivar Bush at 1930 dramatically changed the curriculum, increasing the importance of the «real» sciences such as physics or chemistry, and decreasing the time spent working in workshops or drawing blueprints. Despite the difficulties during the years of the Great Depression, the reforms strengthened the credibility of the institute’s ability to maintain its leadership in science and engineering. By chance, they also boosted MIT’s academic reputation on the eve of World War II by recruiting scientists and researchers who later made major contributions to the Radiation Laboratory, Instrumentation Laboratory, and other military research programs. nine0003
MIT changed significantly by becoming involved in World War II military research. Bush—the institute’s vice president, provost—became head of the National Defense Research Committee, later to become the Division of Research and Development responsible for the Manhattan Project. Government-supported research has provided a fantastic increase in the institute’s research staff and physics laboratories, shifting the focus from undergraduate to graduate students. During the Cold War and Space Race 19In the 1950s and 1960s, there was growing concern about the technological gap between the US and the USSR. MIT’s involvement in the country’s military-industrial complex has become a source of pride on campus. However, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, students and activist teachers actively protesting against these studies demanded that the administration of the institute allocate such laboratories to what became the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and the Lincoln Laboratory. The scale of these protests reflects the fact that MIT had more names on «President Nixon’s enemy list» than any other organization; among these people are the institute’s president, Jerome Wiesner, and professor Noam Chomsky. Notes that came to light during the Watergate scandal indicated that Nixon cut federal funding for MIT because of Wiesner’s «anti-defense viewpoint.» nine0003
Trials and controversies
MIT has nominally been a co-educational site since 1870, when Ellen Swallow Richards was enrolled. Female students, however, remained in a small minority (a few dozen could be counted) until the opening of the first women’s hostel — McCornic Hall — in 1964. Women made up 43% of all undergraduates and 29% of graduate students enrolled in 2005. Richards became the first female faculty member at MIT to specialize in environmental issues. At 19In 1998, MIT became the first major institution to acknowledge the existence of a systematic bias towards female faculty and to support efforts to correct the situation. In 2003, a large number of quotes were published in the news of the institute, from which it follows that the status of women has improved over the past years. In August 2004, Susan Hockfield, a molecular neuroscientist, was approved and became the first female president. She accepted the position as the institute’s sixteenth president on December 6, 2004. nine0003
MIT was not free from other disagreements. In 1986, Nobel laureate David Baltimore and his colleague Teresa Imanishi-Kari were accused of falsifying research results. This was followed by a congressional investigation that demanded that Baltimore refuse to be appointed president of Rockefeller University, although the charge against Imanishi-Kari was dropped and he became president of Koltek. In the mid-1980s, technological historian David F. Noble, who had not been renewed, accused MIT of dismissing him for no reason when he published several books and papers critical of MIT’s dealings with corporations and the military. This case became public knowledge, raising the question to what extent a researcher has a right to freedom of speech. In 2000, Professor Ted Postol accused the MIT administration of trying to keep quiet about the forgery of Lincoln Lab research data regarding the ballistic missile test; The investigation into this case has not been completed yet. nine0003
A large number of members of the MIT community are involved in free software, like Richard Stallman or Hal Abelson. The MIT student newspaper, MIT Tech, became the first newspaper on the web. In 2001, MIT announced that it was planning to post a variety of course materials as part of its OpenCourseWare project. Also Nicholas Negroponte of the Media Lab is the head of the «A laptop for every child» initiative.
Positions and reputation
MIT is ranked #2 overall among the world’s top 200 universities by The Times (2005-2004), #1 in technology and engineering and #2 in science. National Research Council in Study 19For 95 years among universities in the United States, it has been ranked the institute number 1 in reputation and number 4 in citations and awards. Lombardi’s University Performance Measurement Program has consistently ranked MIT among the top 5 national universities since 2000, the program’s inception.
MIT’s Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics programs were each ranked #1 in US News and World Report 2007 rankings. your vote at 1988 year. The School of Management ranked second for undergraduates and fourth among all MBA programs in the 2006 US News rankings. The Washington Monthly ranked MIT number one in its college admissions rankings in 2005 and the same in 2006.
Cultural and student life
MIT has never granted honorary degrees; the only way to get a degree is to earn it. In addition to this, the Institute does not award athletic scholarships, degrees for outside work, or Latin honors upon graduation — the philosophy is that it is a great honor to graduate from MIT. The Institute occasionally grants, on rare occasions, honorary professorships; Winston Churchill received this degree at 1949, Salman Rushdie in 1993. Staff and students can only pride themselves on intelligence and achievement, and professors often say they rank students «alphabetically.» Because of the pressure of science, the MIT culture is often characterized as a love-hate relationship. The school’s informal motto is IHTFP («I hate this fucking place,» «I have truly found paradise,» «Institute has the finest professors,» etc. )
In 1970, Institute of Relations President Benson R. Schneider published «The Hidden Program» in which he argues that a mass of assumptions and demands governs the lives of MIT students and stifles their ability to think creatively. Schneider argues that the unwritten rules often mean more than the «official program» and this situation is not exclusively MIT’s. nine0003
The Institute’s values influence the ethics of hackers. The term «hacker» and much of the hacker culture comes from MIT, starting with TMRC and the AI Lab in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The list of local hackers includes Richard Stallman and professors Gerald Jay Sussman and Tom Knight.
At MIT, the term «hack» has several meanings. «Hack» can mean a physical examination of an area (often inside the campus, but sometimes outside) that is usually inaccessible — rooftops and ventilation shafts. «Hack» also means well-prepared practical fun, not just smart technical wrestling. nine0003
The desire for anti-authoritarianism sometimes goes too far in other forms. In 1977, two sophomores Susana Gilbert and Roxanne Ritchie were disciplined for publishing an April 28 article in MIT’s Alternative Weekly. Titled «The MIT Young Man’s Buyer’s Guide,» this article was a sexual study of 36 young men with whom two girls decided to sleep; all 36 were then ranked by their performance. Gilbert and Ritchie set out to remake the rating tables and photo books boys use to find girls, but their paper led not only to a disciplinary action, but to a petition signed by 200 protesting students and the conviction of President Jerome B. Wiesner. who published a vehement critique of the article. Another lapse on campus happened when, at the end of 19In the 70s, the film about the traditional registration day was replaced with Star Wars.
The suicide of student Elisabeth Sheen in 2000 brought attention to suicides at MIT and led to controversy over whether MIT had an unusually high suicide rate. An article in the Boston Globe claims that the institute’s students are far more likely to commit suicide than twelve other comparable institutions, and cites a psychiatrist who recognized «contagious suicides. » Whether or not there are more suicides at MIT is constantly debated; for example, a licensed social worker wrote an article in the Psychiatric Times in which he noted that «at MIT, there are about the same number of suicides as the national average, when you consider the school’s extremely male staff.» In late 2001, the institute’s task force recommended improvements in mental health services. Chancellor Philip L. Clay announced that MIT will implement recommendations, including expanding staff and hours at the mental health center. nine0003
MIT offers athletic programs in 41 varsity sports. Institute teams are called «Engineers», their mascot since 1914 is a beaver, «natural engineer». (Or sometimes: «The beaver is an engineer among animals — MIT students are animals among engineers.») Lester Gardner gave the following interpretation: «The beaver not only symbolizes technology, but its habits become our own. The beaver is remarkable for its engineering and mechanical abilities and habit of work. His habits belong to the evening. He does his best work at night.» They compete in the NCAA Division III, the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Associations, the New England Football Association, the NCAA Division I teams, and the Western College Rowing Association. They were on several big college teams in 1980, winning the national and world championships.
MIT teams have won or placed in national championships in pistol shooting, track and field, cross-country running, fencing and water polo. MIT also has a campus radio station, an annual «Mystery Hunt» weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and one of the oldest modern Western-era dance clubs in the country. The MIT Science Fiction Society has set itself the goal of amassing the world’s largest public domain collection of science fiction books in English. The MIT Symphony Orchestra is recording after backing Dafyd Epstein at 1970s. It has become a tradition that at each start of the LSC lecture cycle, a film on 35mm film from the 1970s is watched, before the screening of which there is a friendly sigh of “LSC . .. sucks”; sometimes it can be heard in other theaters around Boston. They brought in many famous speakers and artists, including the likes of Gary Larson, Weird Al Yankovic, and former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Despite the caustic winds of New England, severe weather has only caused MIT to cancel classes three times: Snowstorm 1978 years old, 2003 storm and 2005 storm.
MIT guarantees a residence hall for four years for all students. The assigned team leader and commandant perform a dual role, helping students and checking them for existing medical or psychological problems. Students are allowed to choose a dorm and floor prior to arriving on campus; as a result, various communities appear among the living. While a large number of dorms provide a variety of housing options, the dorms on and east of Massachusetts Avenue are stereotypically more conducive to countercultural activities. Older dorms like Bexley Hall and East Campus limit the wide leeway in decor, which includes in some cases wallpaper, trellises, stark black hallways and wall aquariums. nine0003
Many undergrads choose to live in the all-male, female, and mixed student communities, most of which are located across the river in the Back Bay area of MIT’s historic site. Prior to 2002, freshmen who received membership in these organizations could move there immediately, leaving the dorm system. After the death of Scott Krueger from alcohol in September 1997 as a newly minted member of the Phi Gamma Delta community, the institute began requiring all freshmen to live in dormitories. nine0003
- David Scott — Astronaut USA
- Virgillio Barco — President of Colombia
- Ben Bernanke — Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (since February 2006)
- Manuel Blum — computer scientist, winner of the Turing Award (1995)
- Amar Bose — entrepreneur, developer of audio devices
- Dan Bricklin — co-founder of Visicalc
- Cecil Green — Texas Instruments
- Shirley Jackson — Theoretical Physics
- Whitfield Diffie, discoverer of public-key cryptography and co-inventor of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm
- Eric Drexler — Nanotechnologist
- Donald Douglas — one of the founders of McDonnell Douglas
- Brewster Kahl
- Mich Kapor
- Raymond Kurzweil
- Arthur Little
- John Little — co-founder of The MathWorks
- Hugh Lofting — civil engineer, author of Dr. Doolittle
- Daniel Luin — Internet Entrepreneur
- Ray Magliozzi —
- Tom Magliozzi — radio host
- Robert Metcalfe — inventor of the network
- David Miliband — Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom (since June 2007)
- Robert Morris — the creator of the first computer worm that hit a significant part of the Internet
- Benjamin Netanyahu — Prime Minister of Israel
- Robert Noyce — inventor of integrated circuits, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
- Ieoh Ming Pei — Architect
- Allen Razdov — developer and founder of the firm Louis Sullivan — architect
- Lawrence Summers — Economist
- Alfred Sloan Jr.
- Raymond Stata — Analog Devices semiconductor company
- Richard Stallman — pioneer of the software freedom movement and founder of FSF
- Andrew Tanenbaum — computer scientist, Linux developer
- Luis Ferre — Governor of Puerto Rico
- José Figueres Ferrer — President of Costa Rica
- David Huffman — Ph. D. D. in 1953, computer scientist
- Denny Hillis — Thinking Machines, Founder of the Long Now Foundation
- William Hewlett —
- George Shultz — US Secretary of State
- Smolin Sergey Viktorovich — Teacher of physics
- George Akerlof, PhD 1966 — Economics, 2001
- Sidney Altman ( Sidney Altman ), S.B. 1960 — Chemistry 1989
- Kofi Annan, S.M. 1972 — UN Secretary General, World 2001
- Elias James Corey Jr., S.B. 1948, Ph.D. 1951 — Chemistry 1990
- Richard Feynman, S.B. 1939 — Physics 1965
- Leland H. Hartwell, PhD 1964 — Medicine 2001
- H. Robert Horvitz, SB 1968 — Medicine 2002
- Henry Kendall, S.B. 1948, Ph.D. 1951 — Physics 1990
- Lawrence Klein, PhD 1944 — Economics 1980
- Robert B. Laughlin, PhD 1979 — Physics 1998
- Robert Merton, Ph. D. 1970 — Economy 1997
- Robert S. Mulliken, S.B. 1917 — Chemistry 1966
- Robert Mundell, Ph.D. 1956 — Economy 1999
- Charles Pedersen ( Charles Pedersen ), S.M. 1927 — Chemistry 1987
- William D. Phillips, Ph.D. 1976 — Chemistry 1997
- Burton Richter, S.B. 1952 Ph.D. 1956 — Physics 1976
- Paul Samuelson — Economics 1970
- John Schrieffer, S.B. nineteen53 — Physics 1972
- Phillip Sharp Phillip Sharp — Medicine 1993
- William Shockley, Ph.D. 1936 — Physics 1956
- Joseph Stiglitz, PhD 1966 — Economics 2001
- Carl E. Wieman, S.B. 1973 — Physics 2001
- Frank Wilczek, Physics 2004
- Robert B. Woodward, S.B. 1936 — Chemistry 1965
nine0026 Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D. 1951 — Physics 1969
Notable researchers of the university
- Hal Abelson — computer scientist
- Manson Benedict — nuclear engineer
- Stephen A. Benton — physicist
- Emilio Bizzi — neurologist
- George Boolos — philosopher and mathematician
- Rodney Brooks — Robotics and Behavior Researcher
- Vannevar Bush — electrical engineer, inventor of the hypertext principle
- Noam Chomsky — linguist
- Morris Cohen — Materials Researcher
- John Deutsch — Chemist
- Peter Diamond — Economist
- Mildred Dresselhaus — physicist, computer scientist and electrical engineer
- Harold E. Edgerton — Photographer
- Jerome Friedman — physicist
- Morris Halle — linguist and psychologist
- John Harbison
- Alan Lightman — physicist and writer
- Graham Loren R. (Eng. Graham Loren R. ) is a professor, a well-known specialist in the history of science in the USSR.
- James Mason Crafts
- Chia-Chiao Lin mathematician
- John Little — Management Advisor
- Francis Low — physicist
- Thomas Magnanti — management advisor, computer scientist and electrical engineer
- Marvin Minsky — computer scientist
- William J. Mitchell — architect, writer
- Mario Molina — Chemist
- Franco Modigliani — Economist
- Philip Morrison — physicist
- Joel Moses — computer scientist and electrical engineer
- Nicholas Negroponte
- Seymour Papert — teacher and computer scientist
- Steven Pinker — Consciousness Explorer
- Gian-Carlo Rota — mathematician and philosopher
- Ascher Shapiro — Technical Information Engineer
- Isadore M.