3 November 2017

APS honors MagLab-affiliated scientists

New APS fellows include MagLab scientist Vivien Zapf (left) as well as 10 users. They are, on top row (left to right), Enrique Del Barco, Han Htoon, Debdeep Jena, Kee Hoon Kim, ChunNing Jeanie Lau; on second row (left to right), Jan Musfeldt, Johnpierre Paglione, Takasada Shibauchi, Laura Beth Smilowitz, Stuart Trugman. New APS fellows include MagLab scientist Vivien Zapf (left) as well as 10 users. They are, on top row (left to right), Enrique Del Barco, Han Htoon, Debdeep Jena, Kee Hoon Kim, ChunNing Jeanie Lau; on second row (left to right), Jan Musfeldt, Johnpierre Paglione, Takasada Shibauchi, Laura Beth Smilowitz, Stuart Trugman.

Eleven scientists recognized for their remarkable contributions to physics.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Eleven scientists affiliated with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) have been named fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), a recognition earned only by those who have made remarkable contributions to physics. Each year, no more than one half of 1 percent of APS members earns the status of fellow.

Vivien Zapf, a MagLab researcher from the Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was recognized for her seminal contributions to the understanding of quantum mechanical properties of superconductors, quantum magnets, and multiferroic systems at low temperatures and in extreme magnetic fields to 100 teslas.

In addition, nine researchers who coauthored papers with experimental results from the MagLab’s DC Field, Pulsed Field, Electron Magnetic Resonance and High B/T facilities were also named, including:

  • Enrique Del Barco (University of Central Florida)
  • Han Htoon (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Debdeep Jena (Cornell University)
  • Kee Hoon Kim (Seoul National University)
  • ChunNing Jeanie Lau (Ohio State University
  • Jan Musfeldt (University of Tennessee)
  • Johnpierre Paglione (University of Maryland)
  • Takasada Shibauchi (University of Tokyo)
  • Laura Beth Smilowitz (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Stuart Trugman (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

"These awardees were honored for their exceptional individual work, but collectively, they demonstrate that high magnetic fields are a powerful tool for advancing physics," said Greg Boebinger, director of the National MagLab.

The newly named fellows join 35 other MagLab APS fellows who were recognized in earlier years https://nationalmaglab.org/about/impact/awards.

By Kristin Roberts


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.