John Robert Schrieffer, a Nobel laureate in physics who served as the chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory for many years, died July 27, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. He was 88 years old.
The FSU Physics Department offers research programs that are well-funded, diverse, and provide a breadth of learning and teaching experience to over 300 graduate and undergraduate students. Ranked in the top five by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs and named among the best in the nation for Graduate Physics by U.S. News and World Report, the department is comprised of over 60 faculty members specializing in condensed matter, nuclear, high-energy, atomic, bio-, and astrophysics. The Physics Department also houses unique experimental facilities such as the John D. Fox Nuclear Accelerator Laboratory and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is the largest and highest powered magnet lab in the world.