Center for Bits and Atoms

The Center for Bits and Atoms is a campus-wide program involving faculty from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mechanical and Biological Engineering, as well as the Media Laboratory�all working at the boundary between physical science and computer science. The research program spans from the experimental investigation of molecular mechanisms to digitize fabrication (analogous to the earlier digitization of communications and computation), to the theoretical study of mathematical principles to program enormously complex engineered systems, with practical application in personal fabrication around the world. The center was launched in 2002 by a $13.75 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has enabled the creation of a unique facility for input and output from nanometers to meters. Along with the NSF support, the Center for Bits and Atoms receives funding from partner government agencies and industrial sponsors.

The Center for Bits and Atoms is a campus-wide program involving faculty from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mechanical and Biological Engineering, as well as the Media Laboratory�all working at the boundary between physical science and computer science. The research program spans from the experimental investigation of molecular mechanisms to digitize fabrication (analogous to the earlier digitization of communications and computation), to the theoretical study of mathematical principles to program enormously complex engineered systems, with practical application in personal fabrication around the world. The center was launched in 2002 by a $13.75 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which has enabled the creation of a unique facility for input and output from nanometers to meters. Along with the NSF support, the Center for Bits and Atoms receives funding from partner government agencies and industrial sponsors.