The science of complex systems was born in the mid-20th century, but it has only recently begun to mature into a research field with real-world relevance.
All around and inside us, an elaborate dance of molecular vibrations is constantly taking place.
More than a decade ago, mathematics professor Valerio Toledano Laredo was puzzling over the relationship between the symmetries of macroscopic and microscopic systems when he discovered a brand new set of differential equations.
The forensics lab isn’t nearly as glamorous as television would have you think. Jacquelyn Horman would know. The chemistry major had watched her fair share of the police procedural dramas NCIS and CSI: Miami before landing a co-op job with the crime lab at the Mesa, Ariz., police department. The lab work — not glitzy but critical to investigations — strengthened her interest in the field, she said.
We heat up when we’re working hard. Computers do, too. And as big data continues to get bigger, we’re asking these machines to work even harder, which means they require more energy than ever.
Northeastern University’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society has been designated as “outstanding,” the highest honor bestowed upon a university by the world’s largest scientific society.
Dr. James Monaghan, an assistant professor of regeneration biology at Northeastern University, has been studying the Mexican axolotl salamander’s amazing regenerative properties to discover the cellular and genetic basis of tissue regeneration — findings that could have a huge impact on regenerative medicine.
It has been a whirlwind 10 months for new Northeastern University professor Carla Mattos. She moved to Boston, set up a new lab in structural biology, and won a highly competitive grant for a piece of new equipment that will expand research opportunities for the entire Northeastern community.
Seven years ago, physics professor Latika Mennon’s first graduate student said he wanted to “change the world.”
When someone is victimized, do you see yourself in them in some manner? It could be why you feel compassion toward them.