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Meet the Users

About 1,400 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.

Jiaqi Cai

Meet Jiaqi Cai, researcher from the University of Washington, and learn more about how the MagLab's DC Field magnets help him explore topological mate…

MagLab researcher Elizabeth Green works with Ingrid Stolt remotely

What's it like to be a remote user at the National MagLab? Learn from this frequent MagLab user who performed experiments on the 32T from across the c…

Jia (Leo) Li, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Columbia University.

This frequent MagLab visitor talks about the allure of sci-fi, the road not taken as an engineer, and how he acts like a scientist, even when he’s off…

Kim Modic took this selfie during her recent visit to the MagLab's DC Field Facility.

This MagLab user talks about meeting Leonardo da Vinci, making magnetic soup and the freedom of being a scientist.

Biophysicist Kendra Frederick

It's freaking hard to examine proteins closely in their native habitat. With the help of very clever magnet instrumentation, University of Texas scien…

Jenna Luek

A young chemist studying fracking fluid talks about what it's like when science hits close to home.

Nicolas Doiron-Leyraud

Nicolas Doiron-Leyraud of Canada's Université de Sherbrooke talks about his recent experiments on cuprate superconductors, why he chose physics over p…

Visiting scientist Andreas Neubauer

Andreas Neubauer took the extended stay option during his recent trip to the MagLab. After all, you can't rush art — especially when it's mixed with s…

Nur Gueneli

Paleobiogeochemist (no, that's not a typo) Nur Gueneli put some ancient dirt into our magnets to learn more about the Earth's earliest inhabitants.


User Community

This interactive map shows the universities, labs and companies around the world that scientists travel from to conduct experiments at the MagLab. Each pinpoint represents a specific spot in the world where scientists came from; the purple dots show locations who sent researchers in 2018, green dots for 2019, orange dots for 2020, and blue dots for 2021. Click on the dot to find out more or click on the rectangle with the arrow at the top left of the map to filter by year or location. For more information contact User Program Chief of Staff Anke Toth.