MIT China Summit: Nergis Mavalvala

Nergis Mavalvala, Professor, Department of Physics, MIT discusses how gravitational waves have opened a new window into the universe.

The U.S. and China on the Frontiers of Science:
From the mysteries of the human brain to the outer edges of the cosmos, researchers in the United States and China are advancing human knowledge in service to the world. In this opening session, we’ll get a report from the frontiers of science and hear from some of the world’s leaders in neuroscience, quantum information, and astrophysics.

The MIT China Summit was held in Beijing on November 12-13, 2018. The Summit brought together leaders in industry, government and academia to explore some of the most exciting topics at the frontiers of science and technology and the role of research and education in shaping tomorrow’s world. The Summit highlighted the importance of U.S.-Chinese collaborations in the effort to solve the complex challenges the world faces today.

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