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19 October 2015

MagLab director deepens ties in Asia

MagLab Director Greg Boebinger at the Changdoek Palace in Seoul, South Korea. MagLab Director Greg Boebinger at the Changdoek Palace in Seoul, South Korea. Kee Hoon Kim

The MagLab attracts scientists from across the globe. Researchers from the Dresden High Magnetic Field Lab in Germany and the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics in China are among the "users" in our facilities this week. But the international highway leading to the MagLab goes both ways, as MagLab Director Greg Boebinger exuberantly illustrates in the photo above.

Boebinger, who frequently travels abroad for MagLab collaborations and partnerships, stands in front of the famed Changdoek Palace in Seoul, South Korea, clad in his signature tie-dyed MagLab t-shirt. He is in the midst of a two-week Asian tour that includes stops at the two Chinese high magnetic field laboratories in Hefei and Wuhan. Thanks in part to magnet technologies and experimental techniques developed at the MagLab, those labs are beginning to produce extremely high-quality science, said Boebinger.

Building on partnerships in China and Europe, the MagLab is now also working with scientists in South Korea. "The MagLab is now committed to assisting in the development of a Korean National High Magnetic Field Center in response to the ever-growing worldwide demand for magnetic fields as a research tool," said Boebinger.


Photo by Kee Hoon Kim / Text by Kristen Coyne

Last modified on 19 October 2015