The astrophysics group was founded in 2006 as a new research discipline at Florida State University. The initiative, led by the Physics Department, has the goal to build up a strong program in research and education. It provides a link between nuclear physics, high energy physics and the 'National Magnetic Field Laboratory'.
The research of our group focuses on Star Formation, Supernovae Explosions, the Cosmic Microwave Background, and Cosmology with the goal to decipher the nature of the Dark Matter, the Dark Energy, and the Dark Ages, and to understand the origin of elements. Our efforts strongly benefit from collaborations on an national and international level, and the research and support of the other groups in Physics.
Our curriculum includes a full suite of astrophysics courses, including graduate courses and a undergraduate laboratory. In addition, we offer a weekly Seminar and Journal Club.
Our group consists of 5 tenure and tenure-track faculty, one research faculty, 1 postdoc, some 18 graduate students and around 50 undergraduate majors in 'Physics and Astrophysics.' Funding of the group is mostly provided by NSF and NASA programs.