Bismuth was long thought to be an ordinary metallic crystal, but groundbreaking research by physics professor Arun Bansil and his colleagues predicts it is in fact a highly efficient topological insulator, and it could be the answer to building supercomputers that don't overheat.
At the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD), Director and Professor Alexandros Makriyannis helped lead a multidisciplinary research team to a critical discovery that helps explain the structures of both major cannabinoid receptors. The structures enable scientists to account for the effect of cannabinoid molecules like THC on the body and will also be used to develop novel therapeutic medications.
Northeastern University Professor of Mathematics Ivan Losev uses algebra to solve the mechanics of quantum physics and field theory, the results of which can lend answers towards how atoms move and interact with each other. His complex studies in this field have led to being named one of the 2018 fellows of the American Mathematics Society (AMS).