The wonder of human movement


Biology and physics professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.

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Brilliant and motivated, but a good hire?

Robert Gray Dodge Chair Installation Ceremony: Laszlo Barabasi

Albert-László Barabási, a world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist and Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of Physics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is the inau­gural Robert Gray Dodge Pro­fessor of Net­work Sci­ence.

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Want your computer to go faster? Just add light

Swastik Kar and Yung Joon Jung

Every second, your com­puter must process bil­lions of com­pu­ta­tional steps to pro­duce even the sim­plest out­puts. Imagine if every one of those steps could be made just a tiny bit more effi­cient.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op


Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

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Particle physics goes public


Northeastern University is part of an international consortium working to make all data from the field of high-energy particle physics available to the public.

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Bold ideas take flight at TEDxNortheasternU


Commercial space flight. Empowering foster children. Human emotion and social resilience. These were among the many topics and initiatives speakers explored Saturday at TEDxNortheasternU, attended by 100 Northeastern students and designed to share bold ideas in the community.

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The physics of a snowball

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If you grew up in the Northeast you know that there are good days for making snowballs and there are bad days for making snowballs.

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Tables turn as nature imitates art

Latika Menon

When asso­ciate pro­fessor of physics Latika Menon peered under the elec­tron micro­scope last fall, she didn’t dis­cov­er art imi­tating nature, rather she found nature imi­tating art.

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An exciting first year culminates with prestigious NSF grant

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Assistant professor of physics Paul Whitford was recently awarded a CAREER Award by the NSF.

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3Qs: A new way to battle HIV

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In a paper pub­lished last week in the journal Nature Chem­istry, physics pro­fessor Mark Williams and his team present new research that elu­ci­dates a long-​​held paradox about a pro­tein called APOBEC3G that could trans­form HIV drug discovery.

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