OSU is a large and globally-recognized research university with ~ 60,000 students. Of particular note for SPSTM-8/NMI-1, OSU hosts a vibrant materials science community, anchored in the Departments of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, but with significant connections across the sciences, engineering and medicine. OSU’s commitment to materials research is evident in university support of internal centers such as the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS). In addition to internal support from these centers, magnetic materials research at OSU has substantial external funding, including the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC): Center for Emergent Materials, and the new NSF NeXUS user facility for ultrafast x-ray science. The broad materials research community  at OSU will provide attendees opportunities to establish new collaborations and frontiers for SPSTM and nanoscale magnetic imaging research.   

OSU is only two miles from downtown Columbus, OH, which is a mid-size city with an urban population of ~ 1M and vibrant restaurant, brewery, arts and park districts. There is an active and inexpensive bus line which connects the campus and downtown areas, in addition to car, scooter and bike share services. There are also numerous destinations in the Columbus metro area of potential interest to visitors, including the Columbus Zoo, Franklin Park Conservatory, the Columbus Art Museum and the Columbus Science Center.  

Travel to/from Columbus: John Glenn International Airport (CMH) is a mid-sized airport that offers flights daily to main US airport hubs, making it easy to get to Columbus with a one-stop flight from many other cities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The airport is a 15min drive from the OSU campus, and there are ample car and shuttle services for transportation. 

The conference will be held in the Physics Research Building (191 W. Woodruff Ave, Columbus OH 43210).