Physics and Astronomy

Physics Seminar Series

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the Earth’s Magnetic Field

presented by Jean Manirakiza C'19

Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 - 8:30pm, Woods Labs 216


Magnetic resonance has been, and will certainly continue to be, an important experimental tool in the arsenal of physicists, chemists, biologists and medical diagnosticians. Recent developments in quantum computing indicate that it will soon be the basic platform for computer science hardware.

In this talk, I will describe how this type of spectroscopy can be used to detect the Earth’s magnetic field using an EF-NMR apparatus and measure its strength at a given geographical location.


Jean Manirakiza, C’19, is a multilingual Sewanee student from Rwanda who enjoys contemplating on the amazing work God has done. Jean chose to pursue physics because he sees through it the complexity and the immensity of creation.

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