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If you are an advanced graduate student, postdoctoral associate or early career investigator looking to gain practical measurement experience, the MagLab User Summer School will help you develop skills you can use in your home laboratory and in user facilities worldwide.


The weeklong summer school features tutorials on measurement techniques, practical exercises and plenary talks from experts in the field of condensed matter physics.

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The 2024 User Summer School take place May 13-17, 2024.

We are accepting a maximum of 24 students for summer school.

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This experience is designed to provide a “technique toolkit” to early career scientists that includes:

  • Noise types and theory; noise suppression techniques
  • Transport techniques
  • Magnetometry: AC, torque, vibrating sample magnetometer, SQUID
  • Heat capacity measurements
  • Magneto-optics
  • Infrared and terahertz spectroscopy
  • Ultrasound spectroscopy
  • High-pressure methods
  • NMR techniques for chemistry, biology and condensed matter
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (electron spin resonance)
  • Cryogenic techniques
  • Measurements at ultra-low temperatures
  • The nuts and bolts of data acquisition


Important Information

We are accepting a maximum of 24 students for summer school.


  • Online application opens: February 2024
  • Last date to apply for User Summer School: March 29 at 5 p.m. EST
  • Acceptance notification to applicants: April 8, 2024


The cost of summer school is $500 and includes:

  • Housing from Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18
  • Travel between the hotel and MagLab during the week
  • Most meals


Name badges will be provided when you arrive at the MagLab on Monday, May 13. You must display your name badge during the entire week to identify yourself as a Summer School participant.

The MagLab does not allow "open-toed shoes" in lab spaces. You MUST wear close-toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). In addition, if you have any implants (like knee replacements or metal pins) or medical devices that you rely upon (such as pacemakers or insulin pumps), let us know as soon as possible.

Housing will be provided for out-of-town students at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University.

Hampton Inn Capitol University Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University
824 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 692-7150

Housing will be provided for out-of-town students at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University.

Students do not need to make their own reservations. The MagLab will reserve and assign rooms for students.

Check in will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.

Check out is 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

The hotel will provide transportation to/from the MagLab for students traveling without their own transportation during their stay.

Please visit Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University website for additional information on the hotel's amenities.

The registration application will take you a few minutes to complete. Please have the following information ready before you begin:

  • Your Institution information
  • Field of study
  • Expected graduation date/year
  • Title of your Ph.D. Thesis (if known)
  • Name of your academic advisor/professor
  • Short description of your current work
  • Short description of your educational/career goals
  • A letter of recommendation to upload

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Renee Luallen

User Summer School Videos

View our collection of 16 training videos for MagLab users, covering everything from noise suppression to visible optics.

Last modified on 08 April 2024