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FSU researcher nets $4.4M grant to advance quantum systems

A Florida State University researcher is leading a $4.4 million Department of Energy project to help create software that can take advantage of supercomputer capabilities and advance quantum information science.  The project is led by FSU Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Eugene DePrince and includes collaborators from Virginia Tech, University of Washington, and Lawrence Berkeley […]

Navigating the corn maze: FSU researchers develop technique to map out ‘light switches’ of maize genome

Getting a full understanding of how genes are regulated is a major goal of scientists worldwide. Now, a Florida State University professor and his research partners have developed a technique that can map out nearly all of the likely regulatory switches across a genome. That knowledge could prove critical for the agriculture field where scientists […]

FSU professor awarded NSF grant to create new software tool

The National Science Foundation awarded a Florida State University professor a $410,000 grant to create a software tool designed to help scientists make more accurate predictions regarding populations of endangered or commercially exploited animal species. Peter Beerli, a professor with the Department of Scientific Computing in the FSU College of Arts and Sciences, will lead […]

FSU expert reflects on US-UK relationship and 80th anniversary of Atlantic Charter

In 1941, the United States and the United Kingdom were already preparing for the aftermath of World War II. In August of that year, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada for a series of discussions. Those talks became the basis of the Atlantic Charter, a statement from the […]

Back to school: Florida State University center provides resources for families to help young learners

As children across the country prepare to go back to the classroom — some for the first time since the COVID-19 global pandemic began — the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has launched a resource section specifically for families navigating those crucial early years of learning. The “For Families” section […]

FSU researchers find oxygen spike coincided with ancient global extinction

Two hundred fifty-two million years ago, much of life on planet Earth was dying. In an event that marked the end of the Permian period, more than 96 percent of the planet’s marine species and 70 percent of its terrestrial life suddenly went extinct. It was the largest extinction in Earth’s history. Now Florida State […]

FSU researchers find La Niña increases carbon export from Amazon River

When La Niña brings unusually warm waters and abnormal air pressure to the Pacific Ocean, the resulting weather patterns create an increase in the carbon export from the Amazon River, new research from Florida State University has found. In a normal year, the Amazon River exports about 10% of the world’s riverine dissolved organic carbon […]

FAMU-FSU engineering professor honored as fellow of the Cryogenic Society of America

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor recognized for his work in cryogenics has been selected as a fellow by the Cryogenic Society of America. Professor Sastry Pamidi is the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the associate director for the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). Pamidi received the award during the virtual joint 23rd Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, held in […]

FSU research associate working as sport psychologist with USA Track & Field team at Tokyo Olympics

As a research associate at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research, Christopher Stanley is focused on human development and performance — how people learn, manage mistakes and make improvements in educational domains. For the next several weeks, the human performances he will be focused on are those of the athletes on the USA […]

Magic of science: FSU researchers use gene editing to tackle facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Roughly 1 out of 15,000 people born suffer from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), a rare disease that starts with the progressive weakening of facial muscles and then the shoulders and upper body. By the time patients reach their 50s, around one-fifth of them are wheelchair bound.   Now, a team of Florida State University researchers has […]

FSU neuroscientist collaborates on international obesity research

The World Health Organization confirms that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults considered overweight and 13 percent considered obese as of 2016. Now, a Florida State University professor is teaming up with researchers from across the pond to answer some of the most pressing questions surrounding obesity and its available […]