Northeastern researchers have made what they describe as a groundbreaking discovery in the field of quantum mechanics.
April 29, 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
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
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
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
Professor Pran Nath comments on the intricacies of nuclear and tactical nuclear weapons.
October 12, 2022
Mauricio Santillana, professor of physics and network science and director of the Machine Intelligence Lab, Network Science Institute is featured in Greta Thunberg’s new book.
October 11, 2022
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern led by co-author Swastik Kar have built a device that can recognize “millions of colors” using new artificial intelligence techniques
October 05, 2022
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
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