The Radiation Laboratory officially opened in November 1940, using 4,000 square feet (370 m 2) of space in MIT's Building 4, and under $500,000 initial funding from the NDRC.What is the Radiation Laboratory?
The Radiation Laboratory, commonly called the Rad Lab, was a microwave and radar research laboratory located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (US).Why was Compton persuaded to host the new Microwave Laboratory at MIT?
With the basic research program laid out, the Microwave Committee had to find a location for the research to be conducted. Compton was prevailed upon to host the new laboratory at MIT, but he was reluctant because of the impact he perceived it would have on the campus. However, he was eventually persuaded to do so by the members of the Committee.When was the MIT Lincoln Laboratory founded?
It was first created in October 1940 and operated until 31 December 1945 when its functions were dispersed to industry, other departments within MIT, and in 1951, the newly formed MIT Lincoln Laboratory .