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Symposium on Atomically Thin, Layered and 2D Non-Carbon Materials and Systems Symposium

Professor Swastik Kar is organizing a symposium on Atomically Thin, Layered and 2D Non-Carbon Materials and Systems at the Materials Research Society Fall 2017 meeting, November 27-December 1, at the Hynes Convention Center. http://www.mrs.org/fall2017-symposium-sessions?code=NM04 Layered materials at the few-atom-thick limit provide enormous possibilities for fundamental and applied sciences at an unprecedented scale. Examples of such […]

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Professors’ Venture Wins MassChallenge Award

Ask any academic researcher about their long-term goals and, among them, you’ll likely hear some variation of the phrase “societal impact.” That’s precisely the motivation behind Guardion, a venture developed by two Northeastern faculty members: Swastik Kar, professor of physics, and Yung Joon Jung, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering. Guardion was recently awarded $50,000 through […]

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Physics and Math Undergraduate Christina Migliore Wins the Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award at the 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

Congratulations to Christina Migliore (Physics and Math ’18) for earning the Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award at this year’s APS Division of Plasma Physics. The meeting was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 23-27. Christina’s poster, “Properties of Large Amlitute Alfvén Waves in Magnetized Order Unity Beta laboratory Plasma.” The research was carried out at UCLA where […]

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Ten Things to Know About Being on Co-op at the World’s Largest Particle Physics Laboratory

Meet Katie Larkin, Jameson O’Reilly, and Preston Epps. Three fourth year students who spent the last six months living and working abroad at one of the world’s largest centers for scientific research – the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, more commonly known as CERN. Home to the largest particle physics laboratory composed […]

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Wanunu Group Paper Mentioned in Nature Methods

The Wanunu group’s recent Nature Nanotechnology paper, Length-independent DNA packing into Nanopore Zero-mode waveguides for low-input DNA sequencing, https://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nnano.2017.176.html, was the topic of a Research Highlights in Nature Methods, http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v14/n11/full/nmeth.4487.html.

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