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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The human brain is a mysterious supercomputer. Billions of neurons buzz within an intricate network that controls our every thought, feeling, and movement. And we’ve only just begun to understand how it all works. To conquer the puzzle of the human mind, researchers at Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research start with simpler models. The […]
Boston Voyager interviews Professor Latika Menon and the research being done at Menon Laboratories.
Congratulations to Physics Professor Mark Williams and his postdoc Mike Morse for their paper published in Nature Communications on the unique capabilities of the human protein that inhibits HIV-1.
Water is critical to human life. We know this.
We already have all sorts of maps – of highways and hiking trails, of floor plans and tunnels, View posteven of skeletal systems and the evolution of our ancestors. Now, for the first time, we will have a blood volume map of the human brain – a detailed layout of the complicated network of vessels that […]