College of Science News
New research from Northeastern’s Network Science Institute shows that cities notorious for bad traffic may actually be more efficient at handling adverse events, like accidents and storms. Cities with less traffic, on the other hand, may buckle under the pressure of these disruptive events.
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The first ever Workshop on Data Science and String Theory was held on November 30 by Northeastern physicists James Halverson, Brent Nelson, and Cody Long, bringing together string theorists and data scientists to bring research and discovery to the next level.
College of Science, Physics
Northeastern University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Director of the Advanced Scientific Research Center Arun Bansil has just been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.
Walpert, the founder and CEO of solar company Simusolar, has been studying photovoltaic technology since graduate school at Northeastern. After her undergraduate years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Walpert received an MS in Physics from Northeastern in 1984.
Arun Bansil, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, led an international team of researchers from Northeastern, Belgium, Japan, and Poland who worked to develop a novel spectroscopic method for unraveling the mechanism underlying reactions that power high-performance batteries.
Behavioral Neuroscience, Physics
The human brain is a mysterious supercomputer. Billions of neurons buzz within an intricate network that controls our every thought, feeling, and movement. And we’ve only just begun to understand how it all works.
Ask any academic researcher about their long-term goals and, among them, you’ll likely hear some variation of the phrase “societal impact.” That’s precisely the motivation behind Guardion, a venture developed by two Northeastern faculty members: Swastik Kar, professor of physics, and Yung Joon Jung, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.
Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center, Physics
When comparing chefs to scientists, most people associate the former with being “creative” and the latter with being “rigorous.” But Samuel Scarpino doesn’t buy it. He’s a scientist with a passion for cooking, and he sees parallels between the two occupations.
Meet Katie Larkin, Jameson O’Reilly, and Preston Epps. Three fourth year students who spent the last six months living and working abroad at one of the world’s largest centers for scientific research – the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, more commonly known as CERN.