Dmitri Krioukov, associate professor in the Department of Physics, directs the Network Science Institute’s DK-Lab, which focuses on network theory. We asked him to explain the logic behind the simulation argument and whether we might be living in a Matrix–style world. Full article
It takes a lot of tricks to make the body tick — from a symphony of microorganisms in the gut to proteins that function like Swiss Army knives. A new study suggests a similarly ingenious mechanism could be behind one of the most important aspects of cellular function. The study is about the behavior of […]
What does age have to do with creative breakthroughs in science? Not much, according to new research led by Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási.
The University Honors Program is pleased to announce an open call for faculty to apply for Honors Early Research Assistants for Spring 2017. Faculty may apply to sponsor a first, second or rising third year Honors student in any field. The aim is to offer undergraduates the opportunity to work as research/lab/production/studio assistants with Northeastern […]
Srinivas Sridhar, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering at Northeastern, who has led pioneering research and education initiatives in the field of nanomedicine, has received the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award. The award, which was presented earlier this month, honors recipients for their outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in […]
Assistant Professor Paul Whitford’s paper, “How EF-Tu can contribute to efficient proofreading of aa-tRNA by the ribosome” published in Nature Communications this morning. The paper, published by Paul Whitford and a colleague at Rice University investigates the complex processes that keep protein production efficient and accurate. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13314
At the intersection of molecular biology and physics lies the potential for greater understanding of one of the most fundamental processes in the cell
Research by Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani tracking the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia in 2014 and the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions has won the first annual Aspen Institute Italia Award.
Network scientist Albert-László Barabási, Robert Gray Dodge Professor and University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern, is part of an interdisciplinary research team selected to receive the One Brave Idea Research Award
“Can you believe they make DNA sequencers the size of staplers?” asked Meni Wanunu, Ph.D. “Ideas that were crazy twenty years ago are now happening!”