Say you’re an aspiring physicist, probing the quantum world to gain insight into the fundamental nature of reality. There are two ways to go about your scientific odyssey, but both involve very expensive machinery. One way is to smash a bunch of atoms together, revealing their subatomic guts; another is to toss them under a […]
September 13, 2021
Introducing new College of Science faculty, Fabian Ruehle.
August 27, 2021
There are many mysteries still to unravel in the world of quantum mechanics, but scientists at Northeastern believe they’ve made a “holy grail” discovery that could help pave the way for the next generation of electronic devices. Their findings, published recently in Nature, center mostly on the discovery of a so-called topological axion insulator, a […]
August 10, 2021
College of Science Connects: Research at the Frontier – Theoretical Condensed Matter & Biological Physics
Alessandro Vespignani, Sternberg Family Distinguished Professor of Physics, presents his research as part of the Northeastern Office of Alumni Relations College of Science Connects series.
June 30, 2021
Network Science Program, Physics
The rapid decline in coronavirus infection rates in the U.S. might make it feel like the end of the pandemic is upon us. It’s not yet. But the point at which we do consider it over may be confusing—and personal. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
June 15, 2021
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Mathematics, Physics
Solving Quantum Riddles: Dr. Sijia Dong is Using Machine-Learning to Overcome Challenges in Quantum Chemical Computation
Complex chemistry, Machine learning, and quantum mechanics are fields that take strong computers and a lot of time to understand. Dr. Sijia Dong is simplifying that process by uniting the three.
June 11, 2021
College of Science, Physics
Listen to Hazel Sive, Dean of the College of Science, as she talks to Meni Wanunu, Associate Professor of Physics, on his expertise in experimental biological physics.
June 10, 2021
There’s a hellscape right here in our own solar system, and a team of Northeastern students wants to send human explorers to check it out. Photo by NASA/JPL
May 28, 2021
Biotechnology, College of Science, Physics
This article highlights Northeastern’s Bryan Spring who has recently been selected as a Scialog fellow for research in bioimaging. This prestigious award is meant to foster collaboration and innovation within the bioimaging community.
May 05, 2021
Network Science Program, Physics
Albert-László Barabási wanted to be a sculptor. Then he discovered physics and pioneered a new field of network science. Now, the Northeastern professor has also developed a new form of art, too. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
April 30, 2021
Developing new disease treatments can take years. That's why Northeastern researcher Deisy Morselli Gysi and her colleagues looked at existing drugs to treat COVID-19. And now they have four strong contenders. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
April 29, 2021
Max Bi was 14 years old when his parents moved from Beijing to New York to create more opportunities for their only child. “It was for me to get a better education,” says Bi, an assistant professor of physics at Northeastern. “The competition is fierce in China, and I wasn’t a top student in middle […]
April 07, 2021
College of Science, Mathematics, Physics
Dr. Krioukov’s lab recently published two papers in the field of network science. These papers show that (1) the geometry of networks can be elucidated by understanding the network’s latent properties and (2) For networks living in latent space, finding their geometry is possible using a previously known standard called Ollivier Curvature.
March 10, 2021