MIT's Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory (FBML) receives its new 900 MHz superconducting magnet on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The magnet, a cylinder roughly 10 feet high by 6 in diameter and weighing 7 tons, generates a magnetic field of 21.1 Tesla, about 400,000 times larger than the Earth's magnetic field. The magnet is part of the MIT-Harvard Center for Magnetic Resonance supervised by Professor Robert Griffin of chemistry, director of the FBML, and Professor Gerhard Wagner of Harvard Medical School.
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With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach.