Physics

The potential pandemic

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespig­nani and his col­lab­o­ra­tors pro­vide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.

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And Then There Was Mass: The Origin of Mass and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

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Professor Joseph Incandela, Yzurdiaga Professor of Experimental Science at University of California Santa Barbara, was the 2013 Physics Nobel Prize Colloquium lecturer.

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Bonding Together to Fight HIV

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A collaborative team led by a Northeastern University professor may have altered the way we look at drug development for HIV by uncovering some unusual properties of a human protein called APOBEC3G (A3G).

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Physics undergrad given Provost’s Research Award

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Congratulations to physics major Trithep Devakul, who was recently named a recipient of a 2013/14 Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

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Slowing down DNA

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A research team led by Meni Wanunu, assistant professor of physics and chemistry and chemical biology, has found that nanopores made of hafnium oxide slow the passage of DNA and are very stable.

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Physics Grad Wins Dept. of Energy Award

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Graduated Northeastern physics student Tanmoy Das has won a High Performance Computing Achievement Award.

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New research takes aim at heart’s ‘safe zone’

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Sudden car­diac arrest is the leading cause of death in the indus­tri­al­ized world. How­ever, it’s not well under­stood and is chal­lenging to both pre­dict and effec­tively pre­vent.

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Making science relatable through journalism

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Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato is a science journalist who writes for such outlets as National Geographic, Everyday Health, and Scientific American. She was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

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Petroleum, Fracking, and Geophysics – Crunching Digital Data

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Matt Hall, @kwinkunks, is a geologist turned geophysicist with Agile*. He was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 16.

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Researchers use science to predict success

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Like the rest of the aca­d­emic com­mu­nity, physi­cists rely on var­ious quan­ti­ta­tive fac­tors to deter­mine whether a researcher will enjoy long-​​term suc­cess.

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