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.
Physics lecturer Alessandra Di Credico gives some insight as to what’s actually happening.
Professor Nancy Kim explains why it’s so difficult for pundits—the so-called experts—to make accurate predictions about everything from sports and politics to economics and entertainment.
Stress and fear have far-reaching effects that start in the brain and permeate an individual’s life in lasting ways. Together with the Dalai Lama and other experts, Northeastern neuroscientist Rebecca Shansky is confronting trauma head-on in an effort to help communities in Africa heal from conflict.