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The World at MIT: Nergis Mavalvala

Growing up in Pakistan, Nergis Mavalvala was aware of MIT’s “huge international brand…this place where the science and engineering and techy kids went.” A person who loves exploring “lofty questions” as well as the practical design of things, Nergis found a perfect fit at MIT and calls her position as the Marble Professor of Astrophysics and Dean of the School of Science “the best job in the world.”

“The World at MIT” videos underscore MIT’s distinctive nature as a community that is at once profoundly American and deeply connected to the world. In brief, three-minute interviews, faculty members recount the experiences and circumstances that drew them here and how and why they came to adopt MIT as their professional home.

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