27 November 2013

High magnetic field science and its application in the United States

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Statement from National High Magnetic Field Laboratory on National Academy of Sciences Report: HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE UNITED STATES: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS.

Mag Sci CoverMag Sci CoverThe National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) applauds the new report from a Committee of the National Research Council about the status of high magnetic field science in the U.S.

As the Committee states, “owing in large measure to the NHMFL, high-field magnet science in the United States is currently very strong.” We are proud of our work and the important role our laboratory plays in bringing together diverse disciplines to create fresh scientific innovations.

“We welcome the publication of the 'MagSci' report, its support of the NHMFL, and its many valuable ideas for advancing high magnetic field research nationwide.” NHMFL director, Greg Boebinger says. “We look forward to continuing our role as a leader in the future of high magnetic field science.”

The National Academies is a collection of four organizations — the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The “High Magnetic Field Science and Its Application in the United States: Current Status and Future Directions” report was created by a unique committee comprised of experts from fifteen universities as well as representatives from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institutes of Health. The full report is available online at The National Academies Press.


The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world’s largest and highest-powered magnet facility. Located at Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the interdisciplinary National MagLab hosts scientists from around the world to perform basic research in high magnetic fields, advancing our understanding of materials, energy and life. The lab is funded by the National Science Foundation (DMR-1157490) and the state of Florida. For more information, visit us online at nationalmaglab.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at NationalMagLab.

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