At the atomic and subatomic scales of matter, classical laws of nature lose control and quantum mechanics take over. Discoveries of new quantum phenomena and materials, such as quantum entanglement and topological systems, promise to deliver groundbreaking technologies.

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The fun and wonder of math and physics will take center stage at two free open houses this week at Florida State University.

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Vandana Tripathi brings Florida State’s nuclear physics prowess to the international stage

Have you seen our newest addition to the lab?” assistant professor of physics Vandana Tripathi asks. Tripathi knows the equipment inside Florida State University’s John D. Fox Superconducting Linear Accelerator Laboratory as intimately as the lines of her hand.

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A Florida State University physicist and researcher at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.


Ryan Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of Physics, part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. He specializes in experimental high energy particle physics and conducts research in collaboration with physics professor Todd Adams.


Leading physicists from across the U.S. joined the Florida State University Department of Physics last week for the latest iteration in a longstanding lecture series celebrating the memory of the late Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac.


Hanwei Gao is an associate professor in the Department of Physics, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. In 2004, Gao earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. He earned his doctoral degree in materials science from Northwestern University in 2009, and he has been an FSU faculty member since 2013. Gao has authored a total of 40 publications, and his research focuses on materials physics.


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.

Junior Arts and Sciences faculty earn prestigious NSF awards to advance leadership, teaching in their fields

Pursuing a career in academia or research can be an overwhelming prospect for recent doctoral graduates, and the prospect of a career combining both can be downright daunting. However, some of Florida State University’s junior faculty are getting national attention and support to launch groundbreaking research careers.

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A decade ago, physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced a newly discovered subatomic particle: the Higgs boson. The particle was the last element of the theory of particle physics known as the Standard Model to still be missing experimental evidence. Its discovery filled in a missing keystone of the Standard Model and opened new directions for investigating fundamental physics questions.


Florida State University’s High Energy Physics Group, part of the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, will gather Thursday, June 30, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, a fundamental building block of our universe. The local gathering, from 1-3 p.m., in Room 701 of the Keen Building, will coincide with a larger virtual event hosted by a consortium of global institutions at that same time.

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Seven Florida State University researchers have earned the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER awards, which recognize up-and-coming researchers and help recipients build their research and teaching portfolios. The award provides funding for the researchers’ labs and gives them an opportunity to work closely with NSF staff on developing their professional endeavors.

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