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What if superconductors could work at room temperature?

In a paper published recently in Communications Physics, a Nature publication, Bansil and his colleagues describe a discovery that brings us closer to that elusive feat—what he described as the “holy grail” of the field. For the first time, researchers were able to model the behavior of electrons, which are responsible for superconductors’ ability to conduct electricity.
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How big data and the science of science can revolutionize discovery

Northeastern network scientists Albert-László Barabási and Alessandro Vespignani want to “push the pedal” on science and its benefit to society. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, they described lessons learned from a literature review of the science of science.
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PhD Profile: Amin Abou Ibrahim

Amin Abou Ibrahim, Physics PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.
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Professor on a mission to create crystal-clear images of the human brain

An intricate network of vessels pumps blood and oxygen through our brains, fueling our ability to think, feel, and function. What if doctors could learn more about this network by seeing it in brightly illuminated, crystal-clear detail?

Physics research investigates the ribosome’s many movements

Physics Professor Paul Whitford's research on the function and movements of the ribosome focuses on many directions and has been published in several papers in the past two years.
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Study shows cities with bad traffic may be more resilient to disruptive events

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.

Northeastern builds bridges between string theory and data science

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.

Northeastern Physics Professor named 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

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.

Northeastern alumna brings renewable energy to rural Africa

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.