Physics

The physics of a snowball

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If you grew up in the Northeast you know that there are good days for making snowballs and there are bad days for making snowballs.

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Tables turn as nature imitates art

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When asso­ciate pro­fessor of physics Latika Menon peered under the elec­tron micro­scope last fall, she didn’t dis­cov­er art imi­tating nature, rather she found nature imi­tating art.

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An exciting first year culminates with prestigious NSF grant

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Assistant professor of physics Paul Whitford was recently awarded a CAREER Award by the NSF.

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3Qs: A new way to battle HIV

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In a paper pub­lished last week in the journal Nature Chem­istry, physics pro­fessor Mark Williams and his team present new research that elu­ci­dates a long-​​held paradox about a pro­tein called APOBEC3G that could trans­form HIV drug discovery.

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The potential pandemic

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespig­nani and his col­lab­o­ra­tors pro­vide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.

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And Then There Was Mass: The Origin of Mass and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

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Professor Joseph Incandela, Yzurdiaga Professor of Experimental Science at University of California Santa Barbara, was the 2013 Physics Nobel Prize Colloquium lecturer.

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Bonding Together to Fight HIV

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A collaborative team led by a Northeastern University professor may have altered the way we look at drug development for HIV by uncovering some unusual properties of a human protein called APOBEC3G (A3G).

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Physics undergrad given Provost’s Research Award

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Congratulations to physics major Trithep Devakul, who was recently named a recipient of a 2013/14 Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

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Slowing down DNA

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A research team led by Meni Wanunu, assistant professor of physics and chemistry and chemical biology, has found that nanopores made of hafnium oxide slow the passage of DNA and are very stable.

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Physics Grad Wins Dept. of Energy Award

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Graduated Northeastern physics student Tanmoy Das has won a High Performance Computing Achievement Award.

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