The growth of physics research, and its changing impact on our lives

Over the past cen­tury, the dis­ci­pline of physics has expanded expo­nen­tially, crossing bound­aries into areas as diverse as biology and engi­neering. Net­work sci­en­tists in the lab of Albert-​​László Barabási ana­lyzed how this growth drives tech­no­log­ical break­throughs that improve our lives.

Researchers develop a new tool to guide recovery from disasters

From a cyclone that knocked out swaths of the Indian Rail­ways Net­work to the winter storms that brought the MBTA system to its knees, an urgent need exists for sys­tem­atic strate­gies that speed the recovery of crit­ical life­lines in the wake of dis­as­ters. Thanks to North­eastern researchers, that need is being met.

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Northeastern researcher’s work leads to popular theory bearing his name

It’s not every day that a sci­en­tist gets a theory named after him. But when seis­mol­o­gists learned of North­eastern pro­fessor George Adams’s theory to help pre­dict earth­quake damage, they knew just what to call it: Adams Instability.

Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.

Thanks to Northeastern’s ‘true heroes’

The ded­i­cated and tire­less work of those in the North­eastern com­mu­nity who are on duty during snow days is the reason the campus has remained safe and oper­a­tional during the snow blitz in recent weeks.

Boldly going where no robot has gone before

By devel­oping dynamic legged robots that emu­late animal move­ments, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, E’73, says machines will be able to reach new heights.