Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is an American university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

It is considered one of the world's premier technology and science universities.


In early 2020, a research team led by Professor Max Tegmark launched an online application called Improve the News which “allows readers to filter and compare news based on the 'political bias' and the 'establishment bias' of media outlets.”1) 2)




Notable alumni

Name Field of Study Faculty Year Graduated Notes
Sam Bankman-Fried Bachelor Degree in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics - 20143) Founder of FTX and Alameda Research
Steve Kirsch Bachelor of Science; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - 19804) Invented the optical mouse. Founder of M10 Networks, Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation, COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund, Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF)
John Trump Doctorate of Science in Electrical Engineering - 19335) Uncle of President Donald Trump
MIT App: Improve the News. (2022, August 15). Swiss Policy Research.
Lee, I. (2021, August 14). From all-night gaming sessions to a life-changing epiphany: Inside the college years of 29-year-old crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried. Markets Insider.
Sales, R. J. (1998, March 18). Kirsch makes $2.5 million pledge. MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thomas, W. (2018). A profile of John Trump, Donald’s oft-mentioned scientist uncle. Physics Today.
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