What goes in the magnet? Q&A with Margherita Maiuri
By Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry
Monday, Jun. 6, 2016
Margherita Maiuri, a postdoctoral researcher in the Scholes lab, shared her research in a Q&A piece with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Maiuri uses a powerful high magnetic field to study algae and probe their light-harvesting and energy transfer systems. She described the goal of her research to MagLab:
"The algae that we are studying are evolutionarily organisms closely related to plants, and we hope that a deep understanding at the quantum-mechanical level will help us to appreciate this process," said Maiuri. "The idea is to use other types of molecules that may be similar to the ones in nature and try to reproduce a similar effect."