MIT Kavli Institute

The MIT Kavli Institute (Director: Robert Simcoe; Associate Director: Marshall Bautz) is located in the McNair Building (MIT Building 37) of the MIT Campus at 70 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA, a short walk from the Kendall/MIT Redline subway stop on Main Street in Kendall Square.  We also have offices and labs in Buildings NE83 and NW22.  View campus map for all MKI building locations.

For general information about the Kavli Institute, to be added to our colloquium mailing list, or to report website updates or corrections, please contact:

Nayanika Y., Assistant to the Director

P: (617) 253-1456

MIT Kavli Institute — Complete Directory

Astrophysics Division

The Astrophysics Division of the Physics Department at MIT (Division Head: Anna Frebel) is primarily located on floors 5 and 6 of the MIT Kavli Institute (McNair Building 37).  We co-sponsor a weekly MIT Astrophysics Colloquium and an Astrophysics Monday Afternoon Talks (MATs) with the MIT Kavli Institute.

For general inquiries about the Astrophysics Division, please contact:

Thea Paneth, Administrative Assistant

P: (617) 253-3718
F: (617) 253-9798


MIT Kavli Institute staff working on TESS are located in the McNair Building

For general inquiries, please contact:

Alexander Rudat, TESS Science Operations Manager


Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) (Director: Peter Fritschel) is a facility dedicated to the detection of cosmic gravitational waves and the measurement of these waves for scientific research.  MIT LIGO is located at 185 Albany Street in Building NW22.

For general inquiries about LIGO, please contact:

Marie Woods, Administrative Assistant

P: (617) 253-4824
F: (617) 253-7014


MIT Kavli Institute staff working on Chandra (and related projects ACIS, HETG and CXC) are primarily located at in Building NE83 at One Kendall Square.

For general inquiries, please contact:

Joanne Baldini, Administrative Assistant

P: (617) 253-7480
F: (617) 253-8084