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The MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

About the MagLab

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The MagLab is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world and is the only facility of its kind in the United States. 

Every year, more than a thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to use our unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida, these researchers use our facilities for free, probing fundamental questions about materials, energy and life. Their findings result in more than 400 scientific publications a year in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters.

Virtual Tour

Take a 360 degree tour of the world's strongest magnet at MagLab headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida.

Around the Lab

Meet the Magnets

Get to know the details on a few of the dozens of amazing magnets that make our facility so unique, important and sought after.

Meet the Users

Nearly 2,000 scientists from around the world do science at the MagLab every year. Here's your chance to get to know some of them and learn a little about the experiments they do here.

Meet the Probes

Probe the details of these fancy sample holders that allow researchers to place their experiments in our high field magnets.

What goes in the Magnet?

Curious scientists put all sorts of things in our magnets. Find out what they are and why you should care.

What is That?

The MagLab is full of weird contraptions. Find out what they are, how they work and why we need them.

MagLab Dictionary

Read or listen to definitions of some of the complex science terms we use at the lab, but may be missing from most people's vocabulary.

Veritasium Visit

Our favorite YouTube channel joined us for some crazy fun science on the World's strongest magnets.

Facts and Figures

World Records

The MagLab holds more than a dozen world records for high magnetic fields and other instruments at our facility.

By the Numbers

How much electricity does our lab use? How many tons do our magnets weigh? Find out these and other nifty numbers about lab.


Our researchers are highly respected in their fields. See their list of prestigious awards and accomplishments.

Economic Impact Report

See how the MagLab's impact extends beyond science and to the US, state and local economies.

FAIR Data Stock

Center for FAIR & Open Science

At the MagLab, we believe that research should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable to yield the most science. Learn more about how the MagLab’s Center for FAIR and Open Science works with users and staff to simplify the process of FAIR and open data management, making it a seamless part of the research experience.


Lab Leadership

The lab's leadership team works collaboratively to support and advance the scientific mission of the National MagLab.

Advisory Committees

The lab's Advisory Committees provide advice on issues critical to the successful future of the lab.

Lab Wide Support Teams

It takes many teams of professionals to make the MagLab work. See the teams working behind-the-scenes for our success.


How did the MagLab land in Tallahassee? See the story of our history from first award to today.