Cold Facts, the magazine of the Cryogenic Society of America

Cold Facts, an internationally recognized and respected publication, is the magazine of the Cryogenic Society of America. It is published six times a year and delivered to every member of the CSA. It reaches more than 3,000 qualified readers per issue.

Cold Facts is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to the science and technology of very low temperatures. No other publication focuses on cryogenic engineering and applications as does Cold Facts.

Cold Facts brings its readers news about meetings; speakers and authors; columns detailing advances in the field; feature articles on such subjects as helium cryogenics, cryomagnets, cryocoolers, low-loss dewars, pulse tubes, instrumentation, insulation technology, cryogenic safety, new products and literature, calendar of upcoming events, trade shows, conferences, book reviews and spotlights on companies.

At the beginning of each year Cold Facts includes the Buyer’s Guide and Corporate Directory containing detailed listings of vendors for cryogenic products and services, and a complete list of Corporate Sustaining Members including profiles of each member.

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CSA maintains an archive of every issue dating back to the magazine’s first issue, Vol.1, No.1, March 1985. The Cold Facts Archive provides members with a resource for exploring the history of the Cryogenic Society of America, its Corporate Sustaining Members, and the field of cryogenics as a whole. CSA members may download these PDFs for free. Visit the archive.

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The current issue and the five previous issues of Cold Facts are available for download for FREE. Click here to download.

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Editorial Calendar

The Cold Facts Editorial Calendar lists insertion, materials and publication dates for future issues, as well as the editorial features and technology spotlight for that issue. Download a PDF of the 2024 Editorial Calendar.


In every issue of Cold Facts, you’ll learn something new from our distinguished columnists, writing on a wide range of topics of interest in the field.

  • Cryo-Oops, John Jurns, Senior Cryogenic Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Space Cryogenics, Dr. Peter Shirron, CSA President, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Space Cryogenics, Wesley Johnson, Cryogenic Research Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Cryo Bios, Dr. John Weisend II, European Spallation Source, CSA Chairman
  • Cool Fuel, Dr. Jacob Leachman, Associate Professor, Washington State University
  • Clean Energy Future, James E. Fesmire, President, Energy Evolution LLC

Editorial Board

The Cold Facts Editorial Board is made up of knowledgeable experts in the field of cryogenics, available for consultation on editorial content of the magazine.

  • Randall Barron, Louisiana Tech University
  • Jack Bonn, VJ Systems, LLC
  • Robert Fagaly, Leidos
  • Peter Kittel, ret. NASA Ames
  • Glen McIntosh, McIntosh Cryogenics
  • John Pfotenhauer, University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Ray Radebaugh, ret. NIST Boulder
  • Ralph Scurlock, Kryos Associates, ret. University of Southampton
  • Nils Tellier, EPSIM Corporation