The Electromagnetic Interactions Group(EMI) of the Laboratory for Nuclear Scienceat MIT is led by Nobel Laureate Professor Samuel Ting. The group has always had the leadership role in the proposal, design, construction, execution and analysis of all its experiments leading large international collaborations. The research activities of the EMI group have concentrated on the precision measurements and the search for new phenomena. The history of the research activities of the EMI group since 1965 to the present is illustrated in the following figure.
Since 1965, the EMI group has published many physics results and developed many new technologies. In addition, many graduate students and young scientists associated with the EMI group have advanced to key positions in some of the leading universities and research institutes around the world.
The current focus of the EMI group is the AMS experiment, which is a continuation of the legacy of research and advances experimental particle physics to the realm of space. The EMI group, as the leading institute in AMS, is responsible for the operation of the detector in Space and leads the data analysis efforts of the AMS collaboration.