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Particle physics goes public

North­eastern is part of an inter­na­tional con­sor­tium working to make all data from the field of high-​​energy par­ticle physics avail­able to the public.

Bold ideas take flight at TEDxNortheasternU

Com­mer­cial space flight. Empow­ering foster chil­dren. Human emo­tion and social resi­lence. These were among the many topics and ini­tia­tives speakers explored Sat­urday at TEDxNorth­east­ernU, attended by 100 North­eastern stu­dents and designed to share bold ideas in the community.

From jam session to global phenomenon

This weekend, North­eastern will join nearly 500 other sites around the world in hosting the sixth annual Global Game Jam, a col­lab­o­ra­tive, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary event in which par­tic­i­pants have 48 hours to design new games from scratch.

Nobel laureate to join Northeastern faculty

Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, has joined the uni­ver­sity as a Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Science.

Snow falls differently on the nanoscale

Pro­fessor Hanchen Huang’s new theory of nanorod crystal growth could be a game-​​changer for nanoscale research and have big impli­ca­tions for a range of com­mer­cial prod­ucts, from glue to pop­ular hand­held devices.

When healthy habits become risky business

People tend to adopt risky behav­iors after get­ting vac­ci­nated against trans­mis­sible dis­eases, but how does this behavior affect the spread of infec­tions? In new research, North­eastern fac­ulty are taking a closer look.

3Qs: When Web reviews aren’t what they seem

Crowd­sourced social media plat­forms such as Face­book and Yelp are increas­ingly being infil­trated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legit­i­macy of some online rating sys­tems. Assis­tant pro­fessor Christo Wilson dubbed this phe­nom­enon “crowd­turfing,” and he’s deter­mined to make these sys­tems more secure.

3Qs: Could circuits’ face-​​lift mean faster, smaller phones?

North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering Nian Sun has devel­oped a method for power effi­ciently tuning the induc­tors of inductor – capac­itor tank cir­cuits widely used in cell phones and other radio-​​frequency devices allowing a much large tun­able fre­quency range, a feat that has eluded sci­en­tists for decades.