Brandeis Researchers in the News

Our faculty make an impact — in the classroom and in the field. As intellectual pioneers and engaged scholars, faculty in every discipline garner top awards and recognition for inspiring outstanding work.

Matthew Heck
Matthew Heck
Musicology PhD investigates Russian composer and pianist Shostakovich

Nuts and bolts study brings together Russian and Anglophone theories.

Ilhom presents poster
Study finds connection between autism spectrum disorder and higher odds for inpatient mortality
Research is presented at AcademyHealth

First of its kind research in the US finds adults with autism spectrum disorder had higher odds for inpatient hospital mortality than controls. See the study in the journal Autism. Study findings underscore the need for more research to develop better strategies for healthcare and service delivery for people with autism spectrum disorders.

black hole

The observation is a test of "strong gravity" and makes Wardle feel he really does understand some small part of our universe.

hipster stock photo
Mathematician Jonathan Touboul in the Boston Globe
The mathematical model for the hipster effect

"Hipsters look so much alike that they can’t even tell themselves apart from each other", tweeted Technology Review editor in chief Gideon Lichfield. Technology Review is a magazine run by Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, which wrote up Touboul's paper on the hipster effect.

Seth Fraden on PBS Newshour
Professor of Physics

Physicist Seth Fraden directs the bio-inspired Soft Materials Center at Brandeis University. Here, they want to understand the fundamentals of how living things move. Listen to him explain on PBS.