Winter 2017

Science on the Edge

Science on the Edge

Across disciplines, exciting stuff happens along the boundaries between things. What makes those realms so rich for research, and how do magnets shed light on them?

Tissue sodium concentration maps of a 24-year-old (left) and a 73-year-old (right) made in the 9.4-tesla MRI show differences in cerebrospinal fluid (white) but little variance in brain tissue (green) despite age.

World’s Strongest Human MRI

Pack a sack lunch and load up! We're hitting the road to learn how this massive magnet tracks sodium moving through your brain.

What's in the Water?

What's in the Water?

Studying dissolved organic matter helps us better understand our diverse and changing planet.

From Frustration to Discovery

From Frustration to Discovery

Hop on this information train for a step-by-step look at how one physicist uses magnets to understand superconductors, spin liquids and why some materials get frustrated.

For doctoral student Jette Henderson, the ideal science dream date would involve solving a murder mystery with 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace.

Dream Date with History

Cocktails with the founder of modern physics, a frolic with the father of microbiology, and other ideas for quality time with bygone science celebs.

Make It Better ... with a Bitter!

Make It Better ... with a Bitter!

The heart of a resistive magnet, the Bitter disk is too beautiful and versatile to be confined to the laboratory.