From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play

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.

Swiss Mountains beckon physics student for dream co-​​op

Working at the Large Hadron Col­lider has been Nick DePorzio’s dream since his senior year in high school. In a couple weeks, that dream will become a reality when the physics stu­dent starts his co-​​op at CERN, which hosts the famous par­ticle collider.

Northeastern researchers connect diseases based on their molecular similarities

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity net­work sci­en­tists have found a way to con­nect dis­eases based on their shared mol­e­c­ular inter­ac­tions, a remark­able step in under­standing human diseases.

February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.

Student dives in for Caribbean fish

Visit the New Eng­land Aquarium and you may see a fish caught by North­eastern stu­dent Alfred Kyrollos, who was part of a bian­nual fish col­lecting expe­di­tion in the Bahamas in October.

Students find life calling through co-​​op

Co-​​op doesn’t just pro­vide stu­dents with pre­mier expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. It also helps many find their life’s pur­pose, said sev­eral Col­lege of Sci­ence stu­dents who shared their sto­ries at last week’s Spring Co-​​op Expo.

In a bad mood? Change the channel

Research sug­gests that older adults main­tain their hap­pier out­look through dif­ferent emo­tion reg­u­la­tion strate­gies. With a new grant from the National Insti­tute on Aging, asso­ciate pro­fessor Derek Isaa­cowitz will examine how our mul­ti­media choices play into that.

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Flippers up! Diving into the Marine Science Center

About 35 min­utes north of Boston sits one of Northeastern’s single greatest gems. Per­haps once it’s best kept secret, the Marine Sci­ence Center is now going through a serious coming […]

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Intelligence, religion, and the twisted-​​up mind-​​game that is statistics

Poten­tially sur­prising fact: there’s a pos­i­tive cor­re­la­tion between ice cream con­sump­tion and drowning deaths, as one goes up, so does the other. At first glance this sounds pretty hor­ri­fying, but, […]

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@Northeastern_COS #sciencechat: ask a first-​​year

On Wednesday after­noon, incoming sci­ence stu­dents (and all incoming stu­dents, for that matter) will have the plea­sure of “Twitter chat­ting” with someone not too far removed from their own experience. […]

Researcher studies protein’s role in aging

Sunny Zhou, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­istry and chem­ical biology, has received $1 mil­lion from the National Insti­tutes of Health to study the impor­tance of an enzyme in aging and disease.

A sweet spot for coastal cities

At the first annual Sus­taining Coastal Cities con­fer­ence, national and inter­na­tional leaders began a con­ver­sa­tion on the future of fisheries.

Northeastern researcher elected president of the Complex Systems Society

Alessandro Vespig­nani, the Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of physics, com­puter sci­ence and health sci­ences, believes that com­plex sys­tems sci­ence has the poten­tial to solve real-​​world challenges.

Northeastern opens Waters Center of Innovation

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity hosted a ribbon-​​​​cutting cer­e­mony on Wednesday to com­mem­o­rate the new home of the Waters Lab­o­ra­tory at 140 The Fenway. The lab, des­ig­nated as a Waters Center of Innovation, […]