From the Director
Dear Colleague,

As springtime nears in Ithaca, the lab is still abuzz from the visit of US Senator Charles Schumer to CHESS. The senator came to Cornell last week to celebrate the next phase of the High Magnetic Field Facility, the recent funding for the Materials Solutions Network at CHESS, and the overall scientific importance of the lab.  

There is a full recap of the Senator’s visit below.  

As we enter CHESS's 43rd year of operations, the senator’s visit made it clear that CHESS is on a roll. We are honored to receive continued federal support of our scientific endeavors.  

Investments in CHESS not only allow us to build a world-class research infrastructure, but also enable us to develop a technical work-force of the future that reflects the full diversity of our country. I see this as a frequently overlooked strength of Cornell. 

We have a long history of providing state-of-the-art facilities for CHESS users, and we are excited for an even brighter future. Thank you for being a part of CHESS’s journey.

Thanks and Best Wishes,
Joel Brock, Director, CHESS (email Joel)
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