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Alumni Group Hears Markus Buehler Describe CEE Research

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Over 200 alumni and spouses in MIT’s Cardinal and Gray Society and the Emma Rogers Society heard Professor Markus Buehler speak about his work at their annual fall lecture in October. His talk, called “Seeing Music in Nature: from spider webs to tangled proteins, finding the connections between mathematics, molecules, and materials,” described cutting edge research and collaborations in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Buehler’s own work focuses on understanding materials in the natural world, including spider webs, on the atomistic level and scaling it up to the macroscale. Nancye Mims from the Alumni Association observed, “Alumni and spouses listened with rapt attention throughout.”