Department of Mathematics

Making the best decision: Math shows diverse thinkers equal better results

Whether it is ants forming a trail or individuals crossing the street, the exchange of information is key in making everyday decisions. But new Florida State University research shows that the group decision-making process may work best when members process information a bit differently. Bhargav Karamched, assistant professor of mathematics, and a team of researchers published a new study today, that tackles how groups make decisions and the dynamics that make for […]

FSU researchers: Variations in seafloor create freak ocean waves

Florida State University researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves — waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of seafarers’ imaginations. “These are huge waves that can cause massive destruction to ships or infrastructure, but they are […]

Playing with numbers: Math department hosts FSU Math Fun Day

See how math can help break codes, improve your tic-tac-toe game and more at the annual FSU Math Fun Day. The Department of Mathematics is hosting an annual day of math activities that includes exhibits and exercises for the general public, including students and teachers. Activities are available for all students in grades K-12. “With […]