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Boebinger to discuss MagLab research

at TU’s Science Café

By Sharita Mitchell-Perkins, Student writer

Thomas University will hold the first Science Cafe discussion of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 24, featuring Dr. Gregory S. Boebinger, Director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. He will present "Science and the Arts: The Aesthetics of Materials and Magnets." The event will begin with a reception featuring the guest speaker at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The MagLab serves as the world’s leading magnet laboratory where scientists from all over the world gather to conduct research in biology, bioengineering, physics, chemistry, material science, engineering and geochemistry, according to the MagLab’s website. More than 1,700 scientists annually share and use the MagLab facilities for research. While the MagLab’s headquarters is at Florida State University, it also includes the pulsed magnet laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the ultra-low temperature and magnetic resonance imaging laboratories at the University of Florida.

Dr. Boebinger received his bachelor's degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Philosophy at Purdue University in 1981. He went on to attend Cambridge University as a postgraduate and then Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1986. Dr. Boebinger is a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Foundation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Science Cafe will be held in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom inside Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Forbes Campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact April D. Penton at apenton@thomasu.edu.

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