Department of Physics

FSU faculty ‘superstar’ earns national honor

Florida State’s esteemed physics professor Samuel Tabor has earned every accolade in the book for his meaningful impact on students and the university over the past 35 years: “Brilliant.” “Exceptional.” “Deeply encouraging.” “Great to work with.” Those were just some of the words coworkers and students used to describe Tabor as they nominated him for […]

MagLab scientists discover thermoelectric properties in promising class of materials

Exploring an area overlooked by other scientists, physicists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have discovered that a class of materials called “1-2-20s” have very promising thermoelectric properties, opening the floodgates for further research into these fascinating materials. The study was published in Science Advances. Thermoelectric devices can produce electricity if […]

Physics undergraduate student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student who conducts research in theoretical physics has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Shae Machlus, a rising senior from New Port Richey, will receive $7,500 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the […]

Across the spectrum: Researchers find way to stabilize color of light in next-gen material

A team of Florida State University physicists has found a way to stabilize the color of light being emitted from a promising class of next-generation materials that researchers believe could be the basis for efficient and more cost-effective optoelectronic technologies that can turn light into electricity or vice versa. The research is published in Nature […]

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 […]

Learning the difference between a superconductor and a supernova: FSU physics faculty welcome community to classroom

Florida State University physics professors are welcoming the community into the classroom this fall to learn about magnets, waves and exploding stars through the annual Saturday Morning Physics program. “Saturday Morning Physics gives students and community members the chance to interact with scientists who research cutting-edge disciplines of physics,” said Associate Professor of Physics Kevin […]