Arts and Sciences

Two FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two distinguished Florida State University researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their work to advance science and its application. Professor of Chemistry Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes are being elevated to the rank of fellow this year for their accomplishments […]

Physics professor awarded Beams Medal for outstanding research

A professor from the Florida State University Physics department, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 Jesse W. Beams Research Award for outstanding research by the Southeastern section of the American Physics Society. Jorge Piekarewicz was recognized for significant research and achievements in both nuclear structure and many-body nuclear […]

New grants help FSU researcher usher in new era of computer science research

The relentless march of technological advancement requires corresponding breakthroughs in the systems, structures and frameworks upon which those advancements are achieved. With two new grants totaling $1.2 million, computer science researchers at Florida State University will work to build that crucial infrastructure, creating sophisticated programs that will help facilitate the next generation of computer science […]

FSU’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: An international leader in the field

Since its founding in 2001, Florida State University’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies has established itself as an international hub for academics, students and Francophiles dedicated to the study and preservation of French-speaking cultures around the world. Over 18 years, the Winthrop-King Institute, housed in FSU’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, […]

FSU honors distinguished alumni during 2018 Homecoming activities

The very best qualities of Seminole spirit were on display as Florida State University honored six distinguished alumni during its 2018 Homecoming Awards Breakfast. They were celebrated for the inspirational way they’ve lived. A dynamic mix of tenacity, courage and enthusiasm helped them build successful careers and indelibly touch the lives of others along the […]

Why is Wakulla Springs’ water turning brown? FSU researchers may have the answer

North Florida’s Wakulla Springs is experiencing an unwelcome change: Its famously crystal waters are turning brown. After extensive study, researchers at Florida State University think they might know why. In a paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, a team of scientists from FSU’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) explains […]

Scorpion census: FSU researchers update global record of medically significant scorpions

Scorpions can be found at every corner of the globe and on six of the seven continents, from the southern tip of South America to the arid expanse of the Sahara Desert. That makes any rigorous accounting of the world’s venomous scorpions — and their various effects on human beings — an extremely tall task. […]

FSU researcher: Family of rodents may explain how some groups of animals become so diverse

How did a single species of rodent invade South America and then quickly branch off into 350 new species? The answer is simple — the rodents were able to move quickly across the continent unencumbered by geographic boundaries that can’t be easily crossed such as an ocean. FSU Professor of Biological Science Scott Steppan and […]

FSU students win Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Twenty-one Florida State University students have spent recent months studying in 12 different countries around the globe thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study or intern abroad and emphasizes learning about culture and language to […]

FSU hurricane hunter studies storms where they happen — 10,000 feet up

When powerful hurricanes emerge from the churn of ocean and atmospheric flux to menace coastal communities, officials will often urge vulnerable populations to gather their valuables and take flight. But for some daring scientists, the idea of “taking flight” in the face of a looming hurricane means something entirely different. Heather Holbach, a postdoctoral researcher […]

Blue light special: FSU researcher finds new chemical clusters emit highly efficient light

A Florida State University research team has discovered that a unique organic-inorganic compound containing zero-dimensional molecular clusters emits a highly efficient blue light. The new discovery is reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Biwu Ma has been working with an emerging class of functional materials that […]

FSU chemistry professor wins national award for nuclear chemistry research

A Florida State University professor has received a major award from the American Chemical Society for his work in nuclear chemistry. Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the Gregory R. Choppin Professor of Chemistry, received the Glenn T. Seaborg Award for outstanding contributions to radiochemistry. He will be presented with the award at the American Chemical Society conference in […]