Physics

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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A kid in a network shop

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There are some ques­tions that you don’t need to be a sci­en­tist to ask. You need to be a little kid.

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Where to Go and What to Know about Social Media and the Web

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Learn how social media users at any level can leverage the latest new media tools to communicate with the world; research topics of interest; build relationships and be more efficient while doing so.

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Network scientists lead congressional briefing

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

Net­work sci­ence has the poten­tial to solve major national chal­lenges in health, secu­rity, and sus­tain­ability, said two North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors in a briefing on Tuesday after­noon in Wash­ington, D.C.

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