Can a flow of information across Twitter signal when a momentous event is about to occur? Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani and an interdisciplinary group of scientists developed a method to find out. Their findings represent an initial step in constructing models to detect trouble before it’s too late.
Using statistical physics, network scientist Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed the first-ever tool to identify whether systems—be they technological, ecological, or biological—are in danger of failing.
On Thursday, a team of scientists announced they had detected gravitational waves, ripples of energy across space-time sparked by the merging of two black holes. Northeastern physicist Pran Nath discusses the impact of the major breakthrough.
Assistant professor Bryan Spring develops photodynamic therapies that both target malignant cells and halt new tumor growth. It’s a novel one-two punch approach to personalized medicine.
Professors Srinivas Sridhar and Thomas Webster launched the Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions to bring a diverse workforce into this emerging field and cutting-edge medical advances into the world.
Dr. Alain Karma’s group and researchers at Johns Hopkins University combine theoretical modeling and experiments to explain how topologically complex nanoporous and nanocomposite structures form by liquid metal dealloying, a novel technique to produce new materials with outstanding properties for energy applications.
A recent paper by Pran Nath, Distinguished Professor of Physics, was chosen as Paper of the Week on Physica Scripta, Journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
California’s Department of Public Health announced last week that a child contracted the plague after visiting Yosemite National Park in July, the third reported case this year. With the plague’s recent return to the news, we took a look at some myths and truths about the centuries-old disease.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring device that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar led a research team whose novel work has potential applications for improved cellphone cameras and tiny transistors that when multiplied by the billions could fuel computers.