National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

MagLab director named to National Academy of Sciences

The director of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an esteemed designation that recognizes his distinguished career in physics. Greg Boebinger joins eight current and retired Florida State University faculty as members of a national academy, including current MagLab Chief Scientist […]

MagLab Open House 2021 moves online

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s annual open house will move to the virtual realm for 2021 with 20 live virtual events, an expansion of the lab’s traditional one-day extravaganza. From Feb. 19 through March 6, science lovers across the world will be able to connect with MagLab scientists to experience all that the lab has […]

International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

A Florida State University geochemist was part of an international team that published startling evidence that a type of meteorite — fragments of ancient asteroids that land on Earth — shows signs it contained liquid water no more than a million years ago. Scientists have long hypothesized meteorites delivered water from asteroids to Earth in the solar system’s infancy. […]

Florida State signs deal to bolster industry partnerships

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Tallahassee-based MagCorp have inked a five-year agreement to share resources and intellectual property rights in an effort to strengthen relationships between the university and private industry. “This agreement is a wonderful opportunity for the experts at our National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to apply their skills to industry problems, while also helping promote economic development in […]

FAMU-FSU Engineering student awarded esteemed fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering doctoral student has earned a prestigious fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Virginia Phifer was one of 52 graduate students nationwide selected for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate students to conduct part of their thesis […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering student receives NIH Predoctoral Fellowship

A biomedical engineering student in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has received a new predoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Shannon Helsper was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award. She’ll receive $112,288 over the course of three years […]

Scientists find evidence of exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers

Using a novel technique, scientists working at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found evidence for a quantum spin liquid, a state of matter that is promising as a building block for the quantum computers of tomorrow. Researchers discovered the exciting behavior while studying the so-called electron spins in the compound […]

FSU superconductivity expert elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

David Larbalestier, the chief materials scientist at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and a Krafft Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Larbalestier was cited for his “seminal work in high current, high field […]

Personal interactions are important drivers of STEM identity in girls

As head of the educational outreach arm of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Roxanne Hughes has overseen dozens of science camps over the years, including numerous sessions of the successful SciGirls Summer Camp she co-organizes with WFSU. In a new paper published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Hughes […]

FSU expert available for context on NASA Perseverance mission

This summer, NASA’s Perseverance rover mission will begin its exploration of Mars, gathering valuable data that will help scientists understand our neighboring planet. Once on Mars, the rover will search for signs of ancient microscopic life and collect data about the planet’s geology and climate. Perseverance will be the first rover to collect and store […]

MagLab awarded $1.5M by U.S. Department of Energy to develop better superconductors

A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will further research that will help make the next generation of high-energy particle accelerators. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory $1.5 million to develop more efficient, robust superconductors that could lead to powerful particle accelerators and […]

FSU researchers find sun and rain transform asphalt binder into potentially toxic compounds

A dramatic oil spill, such as the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago, can dominate headlines for months while scientists, policymakers and the public fret over what happens to all that oil in the environment. However, far less attention is paid to the fate of a petroleum product that has […]