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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.

View User Summer School 2023 Agenda (PDF)

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The 2023 User Summer School take place May 15-19, 2023.

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


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


  • Online application opens: February 2023
  • Last date to apply for User Summer School: March 31 at 5 p.m. EST
  • Acceptance notification to applicants: April 7, 2023


The cost of summer school is $500 and includes:

  • Housing at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University from Sunday, May 14 to Saturday, May 20
  • 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 15. 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. Rooms will be double occupancy.

Check in will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

Check out is 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.

The MagLab 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.


Students are responsible for transportation to and from Tallahassee and between the airport and the Hampton Inn &Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University. There are taxi services and Uber available in Tallahassee.

Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel to the MagLab Monday through Friday. The MagLab shuttle will depart the hotel at approximately 7:30 a.m. each morning. The MagLab shuttle will pick up at the MagLab each evening and return students to the hotel.


Parking is available at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University for a fee. Parking at the MagLab does not require a pass.

The application is closed.


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 11 May 2023