Physics professor and faculty member in the STEM Transformation Institute, Geoff Potvin, and former FIU Physics graduate student (Ph.D. 2011) Vashti Sawtelle's, spoke about their work on women, diversity and physics. Their presentation was very well received and later published and discussed in the American Physical Society News.
Currently a professor for Florida International University’s Department of Physics, Dr. Kramer is also the Director of the STEM Transformation Institute at FIU. He has been a transformative figure in influencing how STEM programs are taught university-wide.
Dr. Van Hamme, Dr. Simpson, Dr. Webb, Dr. Terenzi and senior student Daniella Roberts tell us why they study physics, in this featured article
The deadline, 03/15/2015, for Souther Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship application is fast approaching.
Be ready for some amazing show that will feature Dr. Fiorella, an FIU physics professor! During the Miami Centennial celebration on Monday, March 23 at 8pm. She will perform live before 8,000 people right on the sand in South Beach (8th street). The “Let’s Get Astrophysical” show will feature the first and only Top 15 Stellar-Themed Pop Song Countdown, including songs from Muse/One Republic/Oasis and others, combined with live DJs/musicians/dancers, and acrobats, plus a laser light show.
The CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland is not only a remarkable scientific instrument; it is also a work of art. It stands 50 feet tall, weighs 14,000 tons, and its thousands of wires and components work in concert to enable it to detect the smallest particles of matter in the tiniest fractions of a second. It is one of the two particle detectors that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.
Alex Sarracino, an FIU undergraduate student who has been working with Dr. Hebin Li, has received a prestigious offer to work in the city of lights for a summer research program
An FIU Collaborator, Prof. Narayan Adhikari from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, has recently been featured on Nature News
Dr. Sargisan, as a lead author, has just published an article in the most recent edition of Science Magazine. Collaborating with physicists from the CLAS Collaboration, they have observed something totally new: protons and neutrons that have briefly paired up in the nucleus have higher-average momentum, leaving less for non-paired nucleons.
Dr. Brian Beckford, who obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degree from FIU, is featured in an article in the October edition of Physics Today.