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

NASA successfully deflected an astroid. Northeastern physics professor explains how they did it

NASA scientists and engineers successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid, altering the orbit of an object in space, with their Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission.
September 27, 2022