Laboratory of Electronics is MIT’s largest interdisciplinary
research center. Founded in 1946 as the successor to the famed MIT
Radiation Laboratory, RLE has since expanded from its pioneering
early studies of electronics into a spectrum of interests spanning
an ambitious interpretation of forefront electronics research.
Investigations in RLE are both fundamental and applied. Six major
themes encompass research in RLE today:
« circuits, systems, signals and communications
« physical sciences
« quantum computation and communication
« photonic materials, devices and systems
« communication biophysics
The continuing missions of RLE are to advance the frontiers of
knowledge, to nurture and encourage intellectual excellence, and
to launch research initiatives that reach these objectives while
creating an unrivaled learning environment for MIT’s students.