Northeastern University

Magic and symmetry in mathematics

Ivan Loseu

We live in a three-​​dimensional world. Despite the many ben­e­fits this presents, it also makes for a com­pli­cated math problem, according to North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor of math­e­matics Ivan Loseu.

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Posted in Mathematics

Your face says it all? Not so fast

Maria Gendron and Lisa Feldman Barrett

New research from University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab refutes a decades-old belief in emotion science – that emotions are universally recognized across people and cultures.

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Posted in Psychology

3Qs: Drug diagnosis

John Engen

Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs, which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Animals, advertising, and entrepreneurship—it’s co-​​op on camera


Alexander Rickert, a biology major, won first place in the 2014 Coolest Co-op Video contest.

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Posted in Biology

Brilliant and motivated, but a good hire?

Robert Gray Dodge Chair Installation Ceremony: Laszlo Barabasi

Albert-László Barabási, a world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist and Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of Physics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is the inau­gural Robert Gray Dodge Pro­fessor of Net­work Sci­ence.

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Posted in Physics

Want your computer to go faster? Just add light

Swastik Kar and Yung Joon Jung

Every second, your com­puter must process bil­lions of com­pu­ta­tional steps to pro­duce even the sim­plest out­puts. Imagine if every one of those steps could be made just a tiny bit more effi­cient.

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Posted in Physics

3Qs: A crazy little drug called love

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Does romantic love look the same way on our brains as alcohol, tobacco, or cocaine? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, it does.

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Posted in Psychology

Students find life calling through co-​​op


Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

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Posted in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Marine Science Center & Ocean Genome Legacy get airtime

Marine Science Center

WGBH’s Greater Boston featured the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy on Thursday night.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

The hunger games of genes and microbes

Yunrong Chai

When the going gets tough in the micro­scopic world of bac­teria, one of the best bets is to form a biofilm, an immo­bile colony of cells that offers pro­tec­tion against harsh con­di­tions.

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Posted in Biology