William G. Moulton

Dr. William (Bill) Moulton passed away on December 22, 2013, but his important contribution to science and the MagLab will live on.

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Dr. William (Bill) Moulton passed away on December 22, 2013, but his important contribution to condensed matter physics, low-temperature studies, highly correlated electron systems, nuclear magnetic resonance and the MagLab will live on.

Dr. William MoultonThe late Bill Moulton, left, with fellow MagLab scientist Mike Hoch.With a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Moulton led the effort to increase the emphasis on condensed matter physics at Florida State University. This work culminated in the founding of the Center for Materials Research and Technology (MARTECH) in 1985. As the center’s founding director, Moulton hired Jack Crow, who later partnered with Don Parkin of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Neil Sullivan of the University of Florida to write a proposal to locate the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at FSU. The lab was awarded to FSU in 1990, making Moulton a “grandfather” of the MagLab and a key to its success.

A Scientist Remembered

“His enthusiasm for science was truly infectious and inspirational. Bill was a true friend and colleague to all who knew him and he will be missed greatly.”
-- Eric Palm, MagLab associate director

“Bill was a devoted physicist, and long after he retired, you would still see him in the lab as an experimentalist. He always had ideas to share.”
-- Penny Gilmer, FSU professor and MagLab scientist

Last modified on 15 December 2015