Spotlight is an MIT tradition that combines a gala sit-down dinner with a presentation from a distinguished MIT alum, or member of the MIT community, who has truly embodied the MIT spirit “Mens et Manus” and made unparalleled contributions to make a Better World.

In 2018, Spotlight just gets bigger, better, and more fun. Polish your brass rats and join us a memorable evening.

Keynote Speaker

Nergis Mavalvala, PHD '97

Professor of Astrophysics Associate

Nergis Mavalvala, PhD is a Pakistani-American astrophysicist known for her role in the first observation of gravitational waves or ripples in the spacetime fabric caused by massive astrophysical objects such as black holes and neuron stars.


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