This Northeastern physicist is revolutionizing astronomy with unprecedented dark matter mapping through space observatory in Chile

A new astronomical observatory nearing completion atop a desert mountain in northern Chile will reveal the workings of the universe as never before. It might even revolutionize our understanding of the mysterious forces shaping the cosmos, such as dark energy, says Northeastern assistant physics professor Jonathan Blazek. With a telescope as wide as a tennis […]
June 06, 2024

Meet the Northeastern co-op helping to upgrade the world’s largest particle accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research

For Christian Bernier, it started with videos he saw as a kid on popular YouTube channels like Minute Physics. Bernier has always been interested in science, so he found topics around the fundamentals and building blocks of the world to be particularly fascinating. He quickly developed an “insatiable desire to know more about the universe, […]
June 03, 2024

Using a Novel Balloon-Borne Technology to Probe Deeper into our Dark Universe

NASA has awarded Northeastern and partners a prestigious grant to launch a particle detector into earth’s upper atmosphere. How can we better understand vital questions about the unseeable dark matter that seems to constitute much of the vast universe around us? And how can we capture the faintest yet most information-rich signals from distant astrophysical […]
May 22, 2024

Can robots be used to extract ice on the moon? This NASA research fellow from Northeastern wants to find out

Henry Noyes’ wiring work can be seen all over COBRA, Northeastern University’s award-winning serpentine robot designed to tumble down the deep craters on the moon. As the electrical lead of the Crater Observing Bio-inspired Rolling Articulator project, Noyes designed the machine’s power system, allowing each of its individual modules to function in harmony. Noyes, who […]
May 07, 2024

Northeastern research on HIV infection could lead to better drugs to treat the virus

It has been more than 40 years since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and scientists still don’t fully understand how HIV enters and replicates in human cells, which has hindered the development of treatments. New research by a team of physicists led by Northeastern University professor Mark Williams is working on a solution. There is no […]
April 29, 2024

Unveiling the Potential of Bismuth Ferrite in Antiferromagnetic Spintronics – A Q&A with Professor Paul Stevenson

In their recent publication, physics assistant professor, Paul Stevenson, and his collaborative team from Northeastern University, Brown University, Rice University, and University of California Berkeley reveal groundbreaking advancements in utilizing isolated spins in solids. Their work, enabled by the Quantum Materials and Sensing Institute, pioneers ultrasensitive nanoscale sensors and quantum communication technologies. Through interdisciplinary efforts, […]
April 26, 2024

What time is it on the moon? We may soon know, thanks to NASA project

From sundials and water clocks to modern atomic timekeeping, methods for telling time on Earth — to mark the divide between night and day, month to year, etc. — have evolved over thousands of years. Now, scientists are bringing their technological knowhow to the moon in order to establish time standards there and elsewhere in […]
April 25, 2024

New models of Big Bang by Northeastern physicists show that visible universe and invisible dark matter co-evolved

Physicists have long theorized that our universe may not be limited to what we can see. By observing gravitational forces on other galaxies, they’ve hypothesized the existence of “dark matter,” which would be invisible to conventional forms of observation. Pran Nath, the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of physics at Northeastern University, says that “95% of […]
April 19, 2024

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