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Professor Darien Wood Participates in Discussion Panel as Part of Fermilab’s 50 Year Celebration

On June 7th, Fermilab, the largest particle physics laboratory in the US, celebrated is 50th anniversary with a special symposium.  As part of this symposium, Prof. Darien Wood from the Northeastern University Physics Department participated in a discussion panel examining the impact of hadron colliders.  Wood is a veteran of three such particle colliders: the […]

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Professor Meni Wanunu Awarded Three-Year NSF/DMR-BSF Award

Prof. Wanunu and a collaborator at LLNL (Prof Aleksandr Noy) were awarded a 3 year NSF/DMR-BSF award along with a collaborator in Israel. The project title is “Understanding transport in biomimetic carbon nanotube porin membranes for water treatment and osmotic energy harvesting”, and the US team will receive $510,000.

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The Thrill of Scientific Discovery

Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern, loves bacteria. As he puts it, “I find humans too complicated.” There is however, an important connection between humans and bacteria, he said: we couldn’t survive without them. Roberts, a globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, studies the mechanisms by which bacteria […]

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Researchers’ Discovery Could Aid in Detecting Nuclear Threats

National security: The phrase resonates like a drumbeat these days. Just one example: In its 2017 Budget-in-Brief, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security lists among its priorities allocating $103.9 million for radiological and nuclear detection equipment “to keep U.S. ports of entry safe and secure by detecting and interdicting illicit radioactive or nuclear materials.” A […]

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