Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Stanford University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, economics, and finance. Among its facilities are five high-energy accelerators, a large nuclear reactor, and a noted nuclear engineering laboratory. The institute also operates a research center (Round Hill) near South Dartmouth, Mass., the Lincoln Laboratory at Lexington, Mass., and an engineering practice school at Oak Ridge, Tenn. Significant among its more than 70 special laboratories are those for artificial intelligence, space research, cancer research, manufacturing and productivity, computer science, plasma fusion, instrumentation, and spectroscopy. The institute also has cooperative arrangements with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The institute's Boston Stein Club Map Room in the Hayden Library and the Hart Nautical Museum are noteworthy.


See S. C. Prescott, When M.I.T. Was Boston Tech, 1861–1916 (1954).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(MIT) An independent, coeducational university located in Cambridge, MA, USA. Its best-known computer-related labs are the Artificial Intelligence Lab, the Lab for Computer Science and the Media Lab. It is also known for its hacks or practical jokes, such as The Great Dome Police Car Hack. Resident computer hackers include Richard Stallman, Gerald Sussman and Tom Knight.

See also 6.001.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (
References in periodicals archive ?
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a United States-based automaker, has collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory,
He is a member of the Carnegie-Mellon University Department of Computer Science; the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture.
According to Thurow, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the way capital jumps over or simply erases borders increases socioeconomic inequality between the so-called First and Third Worlds, and it causes financial crises to occur more frequently.
Guarente, Lenny, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Gartner Inc., the technology research and advisory firm, say that the organization chart -- which has long defined corporate structure and employee position -- is being usurped by forces that make up the "Agile Workplace."
The process, which has a 90 sec cycle time from solid metal billet to cast component, was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970.
Matthew Wilson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says the findings "are the strongest evidence we have to date that animals have something close to human dreaming."
announced that it and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as obligated through its license agreement with Convolve, filed a lawsuit against Compaq Computer Corp.
Hewlett-Packard Company and the MIT Libraries have unveiled a $1.8 million joint project to build a digital archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that could serve as a model for other universities.
But "you simply can't put enough batteries on board for long-term missions," says David Barrett, an ocean engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Full browser ?