A Northeastern collaboration in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab, with the Mind and Life Institute, have worked together on a study which developed the Qwantify app to help understand desires – everything from wanting a cup of coffee, wanting to feel accomplished, and anything in-between.
Your brain knows how to throw a party. And when to kick everyone out. In this installment of Why is That?, biology professor Fred Davis explains the science of sleep.
Professor Meni Wanunu is looking forward to the arrival of his newest intern from Peking University in Beijing, China. After tremendous success from the first Peking University intern, Wanunu is excited for the upcoming research and collaboration opportunities.
During a full day in the Egan Research Center, the 80 participants of the New England Future Faculty Workshop for women in STEM fields gained vital insight, advice, and pro-tips from faculty panels, one-on-one CV reviewers, and interdisciplinary groups of faculty members.
This summer, a group of Northeastern students explored Chile’s Atacama Desert on scales large and small—from photographing the picturesque landscapes, to searching for tiny bacteria to aid the discovery of new antibiotics—as part of a pioneering Dialogue of Civilizations program.
On Monday, hundreds of people descended on Centennial Common to view the first total solar eclipse to traverse the continental U.S. in nearly 100 years. The grounds hummed with energy as people of all ages—students, faculty, staff, and community members—shared in the communal experience.
Professors Barberis and Wood have been awarded a three-year grant for research to be completed at CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator used by physicists around the world to track and identify particle collisions.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Professor Yung Joon Jung, along with co-principal investigator Associate Professor Swastik Kar of the Department of Physics, has been awarded a $200K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an interdisciplinary research project that uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive and marketable detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.
Stop by the solar eclipse viewing event today from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Centennial Common. About 100 vision cards will be distributed at the event for attendees to use and share. A limited number of eclipse glasses will also be distributed first-come-first-serve at the Snell Library info desk beginning at noon.
In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate Chih-Hung Chen and Professor Eran Bouchbinder of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Chemical Physics Department, discovered the mechanism that causes cracks to behave strangely when they spread very rapidly in brittle materials.