News of January 23, 2019
Poland newest member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland has awarded funding to the University of Warsaw to secure access to the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) for the Polish user community. The University of Warsaw will represent Poland in the EMFL for a duration of five years, starting from 1st of January 2019. The membership enables Polish users access to all the EMFL installations and measurement techniques, expert support from local staff members, as well as funding for travel and subsistence.
Prof. Adam Babiński (University of Warsaw): “The continuous involvement of Polish researchers in high-magnetic-field studies has been substantially supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. The grant from the Ministry, which is managed by the University of Warsaw, allows Poland to join EMFL as a member. We believe that this will significantly support the Polish high-field research community as it opens new perspectives for cooperation within this unique European infrastructure. We expect that our contribution is also a benefit for EMFL, as we add new people and ideas. It confirms the significance of research in high magnetic fields in creation of the European Research Area.”
Prof. Joachim Wosnitza (chair of the EMFL board of directors): “Our scientific collaboration with the Polish user community has always been very strong. This grant from the Polish ministry and the EMFL membership is a reward for our longstanding relationship and scientific achievements.”
Prof. Adam Babiński will be representing the Polish community including the University of Warsaw and indirectly the Polish Ministry for Science, and will be participating in the EMFL Council meetings.
Poland is the most recent member of the EMFL. Other members are the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, with sites in Grenoble and Toulouse, the Dutch Radboud University/NWO in Nijmegen, the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the University of Nottingham representing the UK research community.
The EMFL was formally founded in January 2015 with support from the European Community through the ESFRI Roadmap. It aims to develop and operate world class high magnetic fields – both continuous and pulsed – and to use them for excellent research by both in-house and external users. High magnetic fields are one of the most powerful tools available to scientists for the study, the modification and the control of the state of matter.