On Monday, June 18, the department hosted a retirement for long time employee, Jian-Sheng Xia. Jian-Sheng was first employed by the physics department in 1989 as a postdoc for Professor Dwight Adams. In 1993 he was appointed Associate-In (Physics), appointed again as Associate Scientist in 2002, and then Scientist in 2017.
Jian-Sheng’s duties with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) started in 1993 when he started work building the nuclear refrigerator for Bay 3 in the Microkelvin laboratory. He has been responsible for managing the experiments carried out by NHMFL users who need specialized instruments to make very sensitive measurements down to sub-millikelvin temperatures. Some of his devices are unique in the world and scientists from major laboratories in Germany, Canada, China and Japan come to UF to use his instruments as there are no equivalents elsewhere. Jian-Sheng plans to move to Texas where he will be closer to his family. We wish him all the best!