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Physics at Northeastern invites you to join an exciting journey to explore, discover, and apply the fundamental principles that run the universe. Take a front-row seat as you visualize everything from the collisions of sub-atomic particles to the dance of the galaxies.

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The Department of Physics at Northeastern University offers a broad range of curricula that reflect the intellectual excitement and relevance of studying physics both within its broadly defined traditional boundaries and at the intersection with other disciplines, in particular the biomedical sciences, where physics is having a growing impact. In addition, the department offers unique opportunities for students to experience frontline research at the undergraduate level through internships in faculty research labs and coops.

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This image of Li’s model shows each cell’s possible individual properties that lead to overall mechanical heterogeneity in the tissue. Photo provided by Xinzhi Li

Cancer Tumors Aren’t Always as ‘Tough’ as They Seem

Ph.D. student Xinzhi Li and Assistant Physics Professor Max Bi applied a model to study the rigidity of cancer tumors to help researchers understand how to treat them.
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09/19/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Alessandro Vespignani and Kate Coronges pose for a portrait at the Network Science Institute at 177 Huntington Ave. on Sept. 19, 2019. The pair just received a $2M NSF grant aimed at Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations. This effort involves 6 Institutions (four of them international) to build an international community focused around the exploration of network science. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Everything Moves Through Networks. Here’s One Network to Rule Them All.

The network science institutes of Northeastern and Indiana University are leading a project to build international collaborations to explore multilayer networks and build a global community of network scientists.
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Macro of the stone bismuth mineral on a black background close up

This Exotic Crystal Is Fueling the Quantum Revolution

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…
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