2014 News

5 December 2014

Physicists uncover new path to quantum computers

Researchers investigating a strange material show how it could advance the development of next-generation transistors for the superfast electronics of tomorrow.

6 November 2014

MagLab researcher wins prestigious Buckley Prize

For the second time in two years, a physicist associated with the MagLab has won the prestigious Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize.

30 October 2014

MagLab celebrates 20 years with new look and campaign

The lab celebrates two decades of awesome science with a new look and renewed commitment to cutting-edge research.

22 October 2014
21 October 2014

MagLab MRI machine provides in-depth analysis of strokes

New research in the world's strongest MRI machine may lead to better evaluation of strokes.

20 October 2014

MagLab builds record-breaking magnet for Berlin

A unique magnet developed by the MagLab and Germany's Helmholtz Centre Berlin has reached a new world record for a neutron scattering magnet.

11 September 2014

FSU physicist to discuss quantum world at September Science Cafe

If you think it’s time you learned more about quantum physics, come to the MagLab’s Science Café on Sept. 30.

25 August 2014

MagLab geochemist uncovers Red Planet's climate history

Research on a meteorite may one day shed light on whether there has ever been life on Mars — and perhaps even help pave the way for future colonization of the Red Planet.

13 August 2014

MagLab and Japan join forces on high-field magnet research

Global partnership is an exciting first step.

5 August 2014

Researchers uncover groundbreaking properties of promising material

MagLab scientists working with graphene — a stronger-than steel, but feathery light material with a myriad of intriguing attributes — have observed new properties that bring this high-tech super material closer to everyday use.

3 July 2014

MagLab discovery could be crucial step to quantum computer

Researchers from Columbia University working at the MagLab have observed a physical phenomenon in bilayer graphene that could usher in a new generation of quantum computers.

30 June 2014

Scientists break superconductor record at MagLab

A new record for a trapped field in a superconductor could herald the arrival of materials in a broad range of fields.

20 June 2014

MagLab’s magnets enable big superconductivity discovery

Scientists working at the MagLab have made a breakthrough in identifying the state from which high-Tc superconductivity emerges. Their results are in the June 19th issue of the journal Nature.

16 June 2014

FT-ICR facility gets new world-record magnet

The MagLab and the Bruker Corporation have installed the world’s first 21 tesla magnet for Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry.

6 June 2014

The MagLab’s summer of science

Summertime means new faces and new programs at the MagLab

7 May 2014

MagLab education director appointed to commission

Roxanne Hughes, director of the MagLab’s Center for Integrating Research and Learning, is the newest member of the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CSWG).

5 May 2014

MagLab physicists publish trailblazing study on superconductivity

A pioneering study on superconductivity by a MagLab physicist and her collaborators has been published in Nature Physics. It unveils results that shatter long-held beliefs about the effects of magnets on superconductors.

23 April 2014

MagLab students win big fellowships

Two MagLab students recently won prestigious 2014 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

21 April 2014

The quest for absolute zero in a magnetic field

MagLab scientist Tim Murphy will talk about extremely cold temperatures and why physicists into quantum mechanics really dig them.

11 April 2014

MagLab scientist publishes new superconducting study

MagLab physicist Oskar Vafek’s latest groundbreaking work on superconductivity.

25 March 2014

New director of DC field facility named

Tim Murphy has been named the new director of the DC Field Facility at the MagLab.

21 March 2014

Tallahassee’s magneto man speaks: 10 years at the top

At the April 1 Science Café, Director Greg Boebinger will celebrate his 10th year as the MagLab’s leader by hosting Science Café at Backwoods Bistro.

10 March 2014

MagLab researchers make superconducting breakthrough

New process fosters development of high field magnets and new high-energy particle accelerators.

26 February 2014

Extreme weather: Behind the scenes

At the March 4 Science Café, you can learn from NWS forecaster and former storm chaser Jeff Evans about the science of storm predictions and more.

18 February 2014

MagLab scientist honored for superconductivity research

Oxford Instruments has named MagLab physicist Chiara Tarantini the 2014 winner of its Lee Osheroff Richardson North American Science Prize.

14 February 2014

Joanna Long joins laboratory leadership

Dr. Joanna Long has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director and co-Principal Investigator of the MagLab.

13 February 2014

Explore, launch, discover at MagLab Open House

More than 80 demonstrations will be simultaneously underway at the MagLab during Open House.

24 January 2014

The nature of oil and the BP spill: The good, the bad and the ugly

McKenna specializes in examining petroleum that is particularly difficult to refine. She’ll discuss the nature of oil and the 2010 BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.