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Ivan Loseu

Magic and symmetry in mathematics

We live in a three-​​dimensional world. Despite the many ben­e­fits this presents, it also makes for a com­pli­cated math problem, according to North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor of math­e­matics Ivan Loseu.

Maria Gendron and Lisa Feldman Barrett

Your face says it all? Not so fast

New research from University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab refutes a decades-old belief in emotion science – that emotions are universally recognized across people and cultures.

John Engen

3Qs: Drug diagnosis

Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs, which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.

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Animals, advertising, and entrepreneurship—it’s co-​​op on camera

Alexander Rickert, a biology major, won first place in the 2014 Coolest Co-op Video contest.

Robert Gray Dodge Chair Installation Ceremony: Laszlo Barabasi

Brilliant and motivated, but a good hire?

Albert-László Barabási, a world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist and Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of Physics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is the inau­gural Robert Gray Dodge Pro­fessor of Net­work Sci­ence.

Swastik Kar and Yung Joon Jung

Want your computer to go faster? Just add light

Every second, your com­puter must process bil­lions of com­pu­ta­tional steps to pro­duce even the sim­plest out­puts. Imagine if every one of those steps could be made just a tiny bit more effi­cient.

Lisa Feldman Barrett

3Qs: A crazy little drug called love

Does romantic love look the same way on our brains as alcohol, tobacco, or cocaine? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, it does.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op

Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

Marine Science Center

Marine Science Center & Ocean Genome Legacy get airtime

WGBH’s Greater Boston featured the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy on Thursday night.

Yunrong Chai

The hunger games of genes and microbes

When the going gets tough in the micro­scopic world of bac­teria, one of the best bets is to form a biofilm, an immo­bile colony of cells that offers pro­tec­tion against harsh con­di­tions.

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