Around the Lab

The MagLab is home to dozens of magnets — many of them one-of-kind instruments or world-record holders — as well as other types of tools that make our cutting-edge science possible.

Meet the Magnets

Meet the Magnets

We'd like to introduce you to a few of the dozens of amazing magnets that make our facility so unique and so important. If you'd like a bit of background first to help you understand…
Meet the Probes

Meet the Probes

Without an instrument called a probe, our world-record magnets would be about as useful as a power drill without a bit, thread without a needle or a safe without a key.
Meet the Users

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.
What Goes in the Magnet?

What Goes in the Magnet?

Curious scientists put all sorts of things in our magnets. Find out what they are and why you care.
What's New at the Lab

What's New at the Lab

There's a lot going on at the National MagLab. In this blog, we keep you up to date on the latest people, events and advances at our seven facilities.
What's That?

What's That?

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

Sonic Science

To do science, you gotta make some noise — and we make plenty of it at the MagLab. This interactive game introduces you to sounds across our facility, providing a sonic overview to all the work we do here.

Virtual Tour

Welcome to the MagLab's online tour. As we show you around the Florida State University branch of the world's biggest magnet lab, our scientists and engineers will explain how our world-record magnets work, how we make them, what kind of experiments go inside, and why it all matters.