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The Degen Lab

Nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
Spin physics and Nanomechanics


The Lab over time

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Lab News

  • Kevin Chang and Ben Ofori-Okai win an NSF undergraduate fellowship (April 2011)

  • Degen Group will move to ETH Zurich, Switzerland (December 2010)

    In late Spring of 2011, the Degen Group will begin moving to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in Zurich, Switzerland. Christian accepted a new Professorship in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics. See official announcement...
  • Brad Moores joins the lab (November 2010)

    Bradley Moores (M.Sc. in Physics) from the University of Waterloo, Canada, joins our group.
  • Cross-disciplinary workshop on Diamond NV Centers held at ITAMP at Harvard (November 2010)

    Ania Bleszynski-Jayich, Paola Cappellaro, and Christian Degen have been organizing a 3-day workshop on "Artificial Atoms in Diamond:
    From Quantum Physics to Applications" at the Institute for Atomic, Optical and Molecular Physics (ITAMP) at Harvard on Nov 11-13. To the workshop...
  • Ye's undergraduate thesis awarded the Hoopes prize (May 2010)

    The Hoopes Prize is an award given annually to Harvard University undergraduates, and is considered one of the highest academic recommendations the University can bestow upon an undergraduate.
  • Nano-MRI paper receives PNAS Cozzarelli Prize 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences (March 2010)

    Papers selected for the Cozzarelli Prize were chosen from more than 3,700 research articles published by PNAS in 2009 and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the National Academy of Sciences is organized. Professor Degen’s paper is titled “Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging”. The award was established in 2005 and named the Cozzarelli Prize in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli. The motto of Nick Cozzarelli was “Blast ahead,” as he encouraged researchers to push the envelope of discovery.
  • Three graduate students join the lab (November 2009)

    Ye Tao, Kevin Chang and Ben Ofori-Okai are the first students joining our group. They will be working on both the MRFM and diamond magnetometry projects.

  • Lab renovations are completed (November 2009)

    Our group enjoys a large 25x60ft laboratory in the basement (and with windows!) that includes an optics space and a separate pump room.

  • Nov. 23, 2009
  • 3D MRI of individual virus particles highlighted in the Press (January 2009)

  • Our Nanoscale MRI work that appeared in PNAS on January 13 is featured in The New York Times (link), as well as a number of scientific journals (including Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Methods, and Nature Biotechnology). It is also discussed in the Swiss newspaper "Neue Zurcher Zeitung" (link).

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