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Matter matters: Northeastern Physicists Explore Dark Matter at CERN

Physics Professors Emanuela Barberis and Darien Wood are taking a plunge into darkness with a new NSF grant that is aimed at shedding some light on what dark matter is. Professors Barberis and Wood have been awarded a three-year grant for research to be completed at CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, […]
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Northeastern Biophysics research makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

A Northeastern research team have developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership with Pacific Biosciences, a biotechnology company with a focus on DNA sequencing, developed a method for loading DNA into sequencing wells with orders of magnitude higher efficiencies.

Dont’ Be Salty. Tiny Tubes Desalinate Water One Molecule at a Time

Earth is 70 percent water, but only a tiny portion—0.007 percent—is available to drink. As potable water sources dwindle, global population increases every year. One potential solution to quenching the planet’s thirst is through desalinization—the process of removing salt from seawater. While tantalizing, this approach has always been too expensive and energy intensive for large-scale […]

Professor Alain Karma Publishes Latest Paper in Nature Physics

In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate Chih-Hung Chen and Professor Eran Bouchbinder of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Chemical Physics Department, discovered the mechanism that causes cracks to behave strangely when they spread very rapidly in […]
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Matter matters: Northeastern Physicists Explore Dark Matter at CERN

Professors Barberis and Wood have been awarded a three-year grant for research to be completed at CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator used by physicists around the world to track and identify particle collisions.
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Jung and Kar’s $200K NSF Grant Could Commercialize Low-Cost Radiation Detectors

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Professor Yung Joon Jung, along with co-principal investigator Associate Professor Swastik Kar of the Department of Physics, has been awarded a $200K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an interdisciplinary research project that uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive and marketable detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.
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Understanding brittle crack behaviors to design stronger materials

In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate Chih-Hung Chen and Professor Eran Bouchbinder of the Weizmann Institute of Science's Chemical Physics Department, discovered the mechanism that causes cracks to behave strangely when they spread very rapidly in brittle materials.

Watch-Safely!-The Solar Eclipse from Centennial Common

Not in the path of totality? Not (a total) problem. On Monday the U.S. will see its first solar eclipse since 1979 and the first to sweep the country in 99 years. With the eclipse expected to reach about 60 percent in Boston—still pretty awesome—the Department of Physics will host a viewing event on Centennial […]