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This week the scientific journal Nature explores noteworthy advancements in science for 2023, highlighting ten individuals pivotal in making groundbreaking discoveries and addressing critical issues. Among those featured is physics professor James Hamlin, who conducts high-pressure experiments at UF. In the article titled, “Superconductivity debunker: this physicist exposed flaws in a blockbuster claim,” Hamlin questions fellow physicist Ranga Dias’ claim of achieving room-temperature superconductivity. Hamlin’s scrutiny of Dias’ controversial work ultimately led to the retraction of Dias’s paper, marking a significant moment in the pursuit of scientific accuracy and reliability.