Laszlo Barabasi

Complex systems made simple

Just as the name implies, com­plex sys­tems are dif­fi­cult to tease apart. An organism’s genome, a bio­chem­ical reac­tion, or even a social net­work all con­tain many inter­de­pen­dent components—and changing any one of them can have per­va­sive effects on all the others.


What to consider when looking at undergraduate science degree programs

Two College of Science students talk about what is important when looking at where to go to earn an undergraduate degree in the sciences.

Mansoor Amiji

What To Consider When Looking At Undergraduate Programs

The College of Science is hosting weekly Twitter chats on Wednesdays at noon during which different topics are discussed.


How to start a termite ‘orgy’

There are more than 3,000 species of ter­mites in the world, all living in social colonies with dis­tinct hier­ar­chies.

Virtual Welcome Day

The College of Science would like to invite you to take part in a “virtual welcome day” Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event kicks off at 12 p.m., and will continue throughout the day, highlighting each of our programs. The

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Winter Storm 2013

The university cancelled classes Friday and is closed both Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Welcome Day for admitted students that was scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled.


Meet the College of Science Twitter Ambassadors

In the inaugural #sciencechat hosted by @NortheasternCOS, we got to meet Dan Blustein, Emily Blackwell, and Joey Ostreicher, the college’s newly named Twitter ambassadors.

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Seminal conference to explore urban coastal sustainability

The majority of the world’s cities lie on a shore­line, and by 2020, two-​​thirds of all Amer­i­cans are expected to reside in coastal cities.

Life Science Research Partnership Targets New Breakthroughs

North­eastern University’s Bar­nett Insti­tute of Chem­ical and Bio­log­ical Analysis for­mally announced a tech­nology alliance part­ner­ship with Thermo Fisher Sci­en­tific, a multibillion-​​dollar ana­lyt­ical instru­men­ta­tion and product com­pany, based in San Jose, Calif., with cor­po­rate offices in Waltham, MA.

NUCRET Sanjeev Murkejee

Battery Experts Power Up and Talk About Plane Problems

Lithium-ion battery experts, and Northeastern University faculty members, Sanjeev Mukerjee and K.M. Abraham weigh in on recent problems with the batteries on Boeing 787s.

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