MagLab user Paul Canfield, the Robert Allen Wright Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. Canfield, also a senior physicist at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, will use the award to study fragile magnetism, looking for compounds with magnetic states that can be adjusted to create new states when fragile states are suppressed.
The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date – fundamental discoveries, new theories, insights that have had significant impact on their discipline. The Humboldt Foundation in Germany grants up to 100 research awards annually, each worth € 60,000 (about $65,000). Award winners spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
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