Scientists discovered the largest ever cosmic explosion
Astronomers have discovered the biggest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a massive burst of energy 2 trillion times brighter than our sun and 10 times more powerful than the most powerful supernova.
May 16, 2023
Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Science, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology
Celebrating College of Science Faculty and Staff Excellence
The College of Science Awards was celebrated on April 27, 2023. Faculty and Staff were recognized for their dedication to the growth and overall success of the college.
May 11, 2023
Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology
Announcing the 2024 TIER 1 Award Recipients
Twenty-nine interdisciplinary teams—ten include College of Science faculty members—have been selected to receive 2024 TIER 1 Awards, three of which are Mentored Awards. The TIER 1 Seed Grant/Proof of Concept Awards Program is supported by the colleges and the Senior Vice Provost for Research. This competitive program encourages individual faculty members to form multidisciplinary teams […]
May 11, 2023
Northeastern researchers pull back the quantum curtain
Northeastern researchers have made what they describe as a groundbreaking discovery in the field of quantum mechanics.
April 29, 2023
Three Northeastern professors elected fellows
Guohao Dai, Aileen Huang-Saad and Srinivas Sridhar have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows, which draws from the upper 2% of medical and biological engineers.
April 13, 2023
‘We don’t have any theory for this.’ Breakthrough discovery in materials science challenges current understanding of photoemission
What exactly is light—and what is it made of? It’s an age-old question that dates back to antiquity, and one of the most important investigations undertaken by scientists looking to understand the nature of reality.
March 13, 2023
‘I really look at Northeastern as a turning point in my life.’ How a co-op launched Joseph Heyman to NASA’s Hall of Honor
Joseph S. Heyman’s association with NASA began as a Northeastern student in 1964, two years after President John F. Kennedy committed the U.S. to landing a man on the moon.
February 24, 2023
Hockey physics: What are the forces responsible for a good slap shot? Naturally, we asked a physicist
Hockey fans everywhere love a good slap shot. It is one of the most widely used tools in the game, responsible for some of the sport’s most memorable moments. It’s a skill perfected by all the top goal-scorers, including Northeastern’s Aidan McDonough and Alina Mueller, who lead their teams into their respective Beanpot finals. The men face Harvard at 7:30 p.m. Monday at TD Garden, while the women play at…
February 13, 2023
The US achieved a major nuclear fusion breakthrough–but obstacles remain. Here’s why fusion power may still be decades out of reach
The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that a national lab in California made a “major scientific breakthrough”—namely, that it produced a nuclear fusion reaction that resulted in a net energy gain, a condition known as “ignition.”
December 13, 2022
The layers of science behind every World Cup kick
Northeastern professors Dagmar Sternad and Arun Bansil break down the physics and neuroscience behind World Cup soccer ball kicks.
December 08, 2022
Scientists have found proof of an ancient Martian ocean. It could mean we’re closer to finding life on Mars
Mars is known for its crimson, frozen terrain, but a recent discovery from a team of researchers provides new evidence that there was once an ancient ocean on the now-harsh Martian terrain.
November 15, 2022
Women could be at higher risk for long COVID according to new research
A team of medical professionals, clinicians, epidemiologists and political scientists recently published the results of a study that revealed new information about the prevalence of post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection, otherwise known as “long COVID.”
November 09, 2022
Northeastern’s Barabási receives prestigious prize from the American Physical Society
The American Physical Society selected Northeastern University professor Albert-László Barabási to receive the 2023 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize for his innovative work on the statistical physics of networks.
October 12, 2022
How likely is a nuclear attack and how to prepare for it?
Professor Pran Nath comments on the intricacies of nuclear and tactical nuclear weapons.
October 12, 2022
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