Los Alamos Women in Science
Northern Chapter of the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

co-sponsored by the
Bradbury Science Museum & LANL CPO
Talk at 6:30pm, Thursday, 21 June 2007
Bradbury Science Museum Auditorium
15th and Central, Los Alamos

Large Magnets and New Science
at the National High Magnetic Field Lab

Dr. Vivien Zapf, MPA-NHMFL, LANL

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has built the most powerful magnets in the world, and our branch here in Los Alamos has just set a new record for the largest non-destructive pulsed-field magnet. I will discuss the current state-of-the-art for magnet technology and the challenges that come with it. I will also give an overview of the type of research that we do and the new fundamental states of matter that develop at high fields as well as the broad applications of magnet technology in daily life. (LA-UR-06-7861)

Biography - Vivien Zapf studies the fundamental properties of materials at high magnetic fields and low temperatures including quantum magnets, superconductors and other correlated-electron systems. Recently she has been investigating Bose-Einstein Condensation in quantum magnets. Vivien received her Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego in 2003 with Prof. Brian Maple. She was then awarded a Milliken post-doctoral fellowship at Caltech, and a director-funded post-doctoral fellowship at Los Alamos. She is now permanent staff at the National High Magnetic Field Lab in Los Alamos, NM.

 KRSN Interview: broadcast live Tuesday, 19 June 2007, at about 8:40 am, after the sports on KRSN's live morning show. See http://www.krsnam1490.com/ for KRSN live stream.


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