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The Slice of MIT Podcast offers a taste of Institute life—amazing discoveries, fascinating alumni, and surprising research—for alumni and listeners interested in MIT. Read more at http://slice.mit.edu/. A production of the MIT Alumni Association

    Slice of MIT Podcast Presents: MIT Catalysts

    Slice of MIT Podcast Presents: MIT Catalysts

    Julia Yoo ‘10, MBA ‘14 shares her experience of hosting the podcast, MIT Catalysts, a production of the MIT Alumni Club of Northern California. In this episode of the Slice of MIT podcast, you'll hear Yoo's interview with John Whaley ‘99, MEng ‘99, founder of the tech company UnifyID—along with her advice for other MIT alumni clubs that might want to start their own podcast.

    Read more, and find the transcript of this episode, on Slice of MIT: https://bit.ly/2XqAauq

    • 29 min
    Inflationary Cosmology—Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse with Professor Alan Guth ’69, PhD ’72

    Inflationary Cosmology—Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse with Professor Alan Guth ’69, PhD ’72

    MIT professor Alan Guth ’69, PhD ’72 pioneered the theory of cosmic inflation: a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. And he also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many in a much larger multiverse.

    “What we call the Big Bang Theory is really just a theory of the aftermath of some kind of a bang,” Guth says. “And inflation is a possible answer to what propelled this expansion. It's based on the idea that gravity itself can, under some circumstances, act as a repulsive force instead of an attractive force.”

    Read the transcript to the lecture on the Slice of MIT blog:
    https://alum.mit.edu/slice/podcast-inflationary-cosmology-our-universe-part-multiverse

    • 38 min
    Beyond the Known (Alumni Books Podcast)

    Beyond the Known (Alumni Books Podcast)

    Andrew Rader PhD '09, SpaceX mission manager, discusses his book Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars, published in 2019 by Scribner, a book Kirkus calls "an astute—and highly flattering—view of human aspirations."

    Read more, and find the transcript of this episode, on Slice of MIT: https://bit.ly/2KEVjtI

    • 26 min
    Ilene Gordon ’75, SM ’76 on Being a Fortune 500 CEO

    Ilene Gordon ’75, SM ’76 on Being a Fortune 500 CEO

    Ingredion's recently retired CEO, Ilene Gordon ’75, SM ’76, sat down for an interview with the MIT Alumni Association during a spring 2019 visit to campus. In this episode of the Slice of MIT podcast, you'll hear her thoughts on the importance of having a plan B (and C), how doing laundry in London helped her career, and what she wishes more mentees would ask her.

    Read more, and find the transcript of this episode, on Slice of MIT: http://bit.ly/2Z70WsW

    • 26 min
    For the War Yet to Come (Alumni Books Podcast)

    For the War Yet to Come (Alumni Books Podcast)

    Hiba Bou Akar MCP '05, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, talks about her book For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut's Frontiers, published in Fall 2018 by Stanford University Press.

    Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/2WrOzX1
    Full story on Slice of MIT: https://alum.mit.edu/slice/alumni-books-podcast-war-yet-come

    • 22 min
    Healthy Teeth, Healthy Planet

    Healthy Teeth, Healthy Planet

    Omar Al-Midani SM ’98 and his company have a way to drastically decrease mercury contamination to wastewater.

    Listen to this Slice of MIT podcast to hear Al-Midani talk about why his business model makes sense, of sometimes losing money.

    Read more on Slice of MIT: https://bit.ly/2ZiWwwx
    Read a transcript of the podcast: https://bit.ly/2VVyci7

    • 18 min

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