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What do you get a World-Renowned Physicist for his Birthday?

Pran Nath, who was hired at Northeastern in 1966, has spent his career trying to uncover the laws of physics that govern our universe.

Alumni Profile: Emily Batt, BS in Physics

Emily Batt graduated Northeastern's College of Science in 2012 with a degree in physics. Following college, Emily worked for Fikst, an engineering consultancy, and then KAYAK, as a product manager. She then returned to school, as a member of the new MS/MBA program at Harvard University. This summer, she will be interning for Google, joining the product management team in the Bay Area.
Top row: A transition from normal epithelial cells in a honeycomb pattern (top left) to shifted cells. This transition leads to increasing disorder in their shapes. Bottom row: Simulated patterns from the theoretical vertex model recapitulate cell shapes and topologies.
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These Cells Protect Your Organs, but Cancer May Send Them Running. Here’s a Theory Why.

Assistant Professor of Physics Max Bi helped develop a model of cell behavior, explaining why certain conditions cause epithelial cells to transition from a solid to a fluid-like state.