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FSU hires eminent scientist to join Applied Superconductivity Center

Florida State University is adding another eminent scientist to its ranks by hiring an accomplished expert in the field of applied superconductivity. Lance Cooley, a scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), will join the Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) at the FSU-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. He will also have a faculty appointment […]

MagLab director named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Until recently, Greg Boebinger counted on three fingers the high points of his career: earning three bachelor’s degrees (simultaneously); snagging a job at storied Bell Laboratories as a young physicist; and becoming director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, headquartered at Florida State University. But this week brought news that now requires an extra […]

FSU welcomes National Science Foundation director to campus

Florida State University welcomed National Science Foundation Director France Córdova to campus this week for a tour of research facilities and meetings with students, faculty and state political leaders. “We’re honored that Director Córdova made time to visit us here at Florida State and to see the great work being done on campus that her […]

National MagLab rolls out the red carpet for Open House

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is rolling out the red carpet for science at its upcoming annual Open House. On Feb. 25, the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world will open its doors for thousands of science fans. The region’s largest science event, the Open House will feature 100 hands-on […]

Mini magnet packs world record punch

Sometimes, the best things come in small packages. That was the case Jan. 18 at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory when a magnet that fits in the palm of your hand claimed a new world record. Made of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tape, the miniature magnet is only the second of its […]

Two FSU MagLab researchers earn prestigious honor

Two physics researchers from the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — Luis Balicas and Kun Yang — have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Balicas and Yang are among the 391 AAAS members […]

National MagLab racks up new world record with hybrid magnet

After a decade of planning, designing and building, the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory now has the strongest magnet in the world for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a powerful technique used to study molecular structures in proteins and materials. The 33-ton engineering marvel, called the series connected hybrid (SCH) magnet, successfully […]

FSU Professor aids in understanding the latest topic to claim the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three physicists who’s research and discoveries in the 1970’s and 80’s lead to major breakthroughs in the field of condensed matter physics, specifically for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. Florida State University professor and Chief Scientist for the National High […]

MagLab to help change way girls are taught STEM

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is part of a new $1.2 million project to help support Twin Cities PBS SciGirls CONNECT, a program that encourages educators nationwide to adopt research strategies that engage girls in STEM. Awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will examine how gender-equitable and […]

10 ways Florida State University is changing the world

Do you think cancer-fighting drugs are important? How about expanding our understanding of the universe? What about finding ways to help the victims of human trafficking? These and many other critical societal issues are being studied by Florida State University researchers every day. Let’s take a quick peek at 10 of the ways FSU is […]

FSU chemistry professor explores outer regions of periodic table

A little known — and difficult to obtain — element on the fringes of the periodic table is broadening our fundamental understanding of chemistry. In the latest edition of the journal Science, Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt captures the fundamental chemistry of the element berkelium, or Bk on the periodic table. “What this really […]