LSU faculty conduct research that touches the lives of every Louisiana citizen. As the state’s flagship university, our work focuses on finding solutions to some of the state’s largest problems, which span a wide range from chronic disease to coastal land loss. Through science, scholarship, and discovery, our faculty and students don’t just make a name for themselves – they make a difference for the people of our state.
Gravitational Waves Detected
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime, called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
Agriculture + Wildlife
LSU researchers aim to develop the best use of natural resources, conserve and protect the environment, enhance development of existing and new agricultural enterprises, and develop human and community resources.
LSU researchers work on the most pressing environmental issues today including coastal land loss, sea level rise, hurricanes and climate change.
LSU energy researchers provide the highest practical and theoretical partnership opportunities for industry in a variety of disciplines. These experts are harnessing their powers to provide solutions for the energy industry along the Gulf Coast and beyond.
Health + Wellness
LSU aims to provide, promote, and support services that integrate individual health, prevention of disease, clinical treatment for illness, and public health responsibilities consistent with the educational mission of the university.
LSU is committed to using its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental and social challenges. The university strives to promote civic engagement, increase cultural competency, challenge historic sentiment, and develop new strategies to accommodate the changing demographics of our community.
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