Congratulations to Ashley Bulseco-McKim, graduate student at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, and one of the recipients of the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG). This grant funds a graduate student to further study a specific area of his/her dissertation research.
Biology professor Slava Epstein, who created the iChip, recently delivered a TEDx Talk in Bratislava.
Read psychology professor David DeSteno’s op-ed from The New York Times.
Your brain knows how to throw a party. And when to kick everyone out. In this installment of Why is That?, biology professor Fred Davis explains the science of sleep.
This summer, a group of Northeastern students explored Chile’s Atacama Desert on scales large and small—from photographing the picturesque landscapes, to searching for tiny bacteria to aid the discovery of new antibiotics—as part of a pioneering Dialogue of Civilizations program.
On Monday, hundreds of people descended on Centennial Common to view the first total solar eclipse to traverse the continental U.S. in nearly 100 years. The grounds hummed with energy as people of all ages—students, faculty, staff, and community members—shared in the communal experience.
Professors Barberis and Wood have been awarded a three-year grant for research to be completed at CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator used by physicists around the world to track and identify particle collisions.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Professor Yung Joon Jung, along with co-principal investigator Associate Professor Swastik Kar of the Department of Physics, has been awarded a $200K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an interdisciplinary research project that uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive and marketable detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.
Stop by the solar eclipse viewing event today from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Centennial Common. About 100 vision cards will be distributed at the event for attendees to use and share. A limited number of eclipse glasses will also be distributed first-come-first-serve at the Snell Library info desk beginning at noon.
In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate Chih-Hung Chen and Professor Eran Bouchbinder of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Chemical Physics Department, discovered the mechanism that causes cracks to behave strangely when they spread very rapidly in brittle materials.