Professor Emeritus Michael Navon has always had a very wide research circuit. With formal training in mathematics, physics and meteorology, Navon used much of his career to apply sophisticated data, statistical and mathematical models -- advanced 4-D variational data- assimilation methods, large-scale minimization, ensemble Kalman filter methods, as well as others -- to study oceans, climate, weather, and atmosphere. Scholars from all over the world continue to seek his mathematical expertise and research acumen, and despite having retired years ago, he continues as senior scholar and chief scientist for projects in the U.S. and Europe.
It takes two to dance the Argentine Tango, and as researchers at Florida State University are learning that’s all it takes to change a life.
University researchers are proving the tango may have benefits well beyond the dance floor. They’re finding it can help those living with balance disorders, like Parkinson’s Disease, reducing their risk of falling and improving their quality of life.
As they tap and turn, tango dancers move through a series of deliberate, rhythmic movements. Each spin is blend of symmetry and the power of healing.
“You’re in the arms of your partner, you’re supporting one another,” said Florida State’s Dr. Nathan Crock. “It’s a nice analogy for what it’s like to have someone supporting you as you take that first step.”
An applied and computational mathematician in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University has been named one of the world’s most influential researchers by a prominent global citation database.
Web of Science, a platform that includes nearly 1.9 billion cited references from more than 171 million records, noted Max Gunzburger, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Krafft Professor of Scientific Computing, was among a select few researchers most frequently cited by their peers over the past decade.
The mystery of how supernovae fully form and function is one of many secrets of the universe that scientists have yet to unravel, but new work by a Florida State University research team has used theory and computations to show how one class of these luminous stellar explosions go from a slow burn to a brilliant detonation.