1. Medicine at the Margins
    1. Medicine at the Margins
    2. Where the Heart Is
    3. Virtual Worlds, Real Gains
    4. Facts and Legal Fictions
    5. Show, Don't Tell
    6. A Passion for Public Health
  2. Brave New (Media) World
    1. Brave New (Media) World
    2. Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst
    3. Inbox Inundation
    4. TMI Index
    5. The Face-Time Continuum
  3. Building Smarter Machines
    1. Building Smarter Machines
    2. Machines That Can Multitask
    3. The Long Way Home
    4. The Math Behind Vision
    5. Model Aircraft
    6. A Hearing Aid That Listens to the Brain
  4. Make It New: Europe and America Between the Wars
    1. Make It New: Europe and America Between the Wars
    2. The Way We Were (and Weren't)
    3. Qui est in, qui est out?
    4. The New New Typography
    5. Reimagining Imagism
    6. Coincidence, Chiasmus, Connection
  5. The Road to Recovery
    1. The Road to Recovery
    2. The Dark Side of Dieting
    3. No Quick Fix
    4. A Ticking Clock
    5. Tying It All Together

Tomorrow's Computers Today

A close up of a green and gold computer chip

Computers have long played a memorable role in science fiction, as fans of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, James Cameron’s Terminator franchise, and the Matrix trilogy well know. In real life, too, they often play a starring role, though fortunately in a far less dramatic and sinister way than their cinematic counterparts. Computers today are the bedrock of modern academe, utilized in virtually every field of study, from physics and engineering to biology, medicine, and the humanities. Two new initiatives demonstrate Boston University’s strong commitment to remaining at the vanguard of advanced scientific computing.