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If you are an advanced graduate student, postdoctoral associate or early career investigator looking to gain practical measurement experience, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) User Summer School will help you develop skills you can use in your home laboratory and in user facilities worldwide.

The 2013 User Summer School is scheduled for May 13-17, 2013. The application is now closed.

The MagLab User Summer School 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
  • User Summer School students get hands-on practice using equipment. User Summer School students get hands-on practice using equipment.
  • 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

The weeklong summer school features tutorials on measurement techniques, practical exercises and plenary talks from experts in the field of condensed matter physics.


Name badges will be provided when you arrive at the MagLab on Monday, May 13. You must display your name badge during the entire week to identify you as a summer school participant.

Thanks to our sponsor.

The MagLab does not allow “open-toed shoes” in lab spaces. You MUST wear closed-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.


The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (less formally known as the Magnet Lab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world and is head-quartered in a sprawling 370,000-square-foot complex near Florida State University in Tallahassee. The lab also includes sites at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Together these three institutions operate the lab, collaborating in a unique, interdisciplinary way to advance basic science, engineering and technology in the 21st century.

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