MIT School of Science

The MIT School of Science is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The school is composed of 6 academic departments and grants S.B., S.M., and the Ph.D. or Sc.D degrees. The current Dean of Engineering is Professor Marc A. Kastner. With approximately 300 faculty members, 1200 graduate students, 1000 undergraduate majors, the school is the second largest at MIT. 16 faculty members and 16 alumni of the school have won Nobel Prizes.cite web|url=http://web.mit.edu/science/about/index.html |title=About MIT's School of Science |accessdate=2007-08-13 |publisher=MIT]

Biology

The [http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/ Department of Biology] (Course VII) began as a department of natural history in 1871.

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

The [http://web.mit.edu/bcs/ Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences] (Course IX) began as the Department of Psychology in 1964.cite web|url=http://web.mit.edu/bcs/aboutbcs/history.shtml |title=About BCS/History |accessdate=2007-08-13 |publisher=MIT]

Chemistry

The [http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/www/index.html Department of Chemistry] {Course V) was one of the original departments when MIT opened in 1865.cite web|url=http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/www/about/history.html |title=MIT Chemistry: History of the Department |accessdate=2007-08-13 |publisher=MIT]

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

The [http://eapsweb.mit.edu/ Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences] (Course XII) was formed from the 1983 merger of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, the former tracing its origins back to the first geology courses taught at MIT in 1865.cite web|url=http://eapsweb.mit.edu/about/history.html |title=MIT EAPS: History |accessdate=2007-08-13 |publisher=MIT]

Mathematics

The [http://www-math.mit.edu/ Department of Mathematics] (Course XVIII)

Physics

The [http://web.mit.edu/physics/index.html Department of Physics] (Course VIII)

Affiliated laboratories and centers

Bates Linear Accelerator

Center for Cancer Research

Center for Global Change Science

Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL)

Experimental Study Group

Laboratory for Nuclear Science

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate

pectroscopy Laboratory

George R. Wallace, Jr. Astrophysical Observatory

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