Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of July 22, 2009

Dr. Deborah Jin

Research Team Leader at the JILA-National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dr. Deborah Jin serves as a research team-leader at the JILA-National Institute of Standards and Technology joint institute in Boulder, Colorado. Deborah’s team created a new form of matter, a major discovery in the race toward superconductivity. Superconductivity, or using extremely low temperatures to move electrons through a magnetic field, can potentially lead to breakthroughs in energy efficiency and computing. Her work will likely improve the lives of hundreds of millions. Her team had been racing against six others from laboratories around the world, and they were the first to reach this milestone.

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Deborah Jin HERE

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