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Why Scientists Need Extreme Magnets to Explore Electrons

At the next Science cafe on July 27, learn about why scientists are so interested in interactions between electrons and what they hold in store for our society.

Illustration of the electrons by Caroline McNiel

This Week at the Lab ...

Dozens of middle-school-aged girls are at the MagLab taking part in SciGirls Summer Camp.

2016 SciGirld campers

Scientists Take Aim at Nuclear Waste

With a new $10 million federal grant, an interdisciplinary group of researchers look for solutions to the Cold War's radioactive legacy.

illustration of berkelium decaying

The Bright Future of Crystals

Deep in their beautiful lattices, crystals hold secrets about the future of technology and science — a future so bright you'll definitely need shades.

Physicist Ryan Baumbach monitors a crystal growth.

Pedal & Mettle

During the sport's biggest month of the year, MagLab staffers talk about how biking enhances their life — and their science.

Jose Sanchez pedals past the MagLab.

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Latest News & Features


  • MagLab scientists study solutions to nuclear waste problem
    With a new $10 million federal grant, an interdisciplinary group of researchers will explore the mysteries of the world’s most radioactive elements.
    19 July 2016
  • Seeing the future through crystals
    Deep in their beautiful lattices, crystals hold secrets about the future of technology and science. Ryan Baumbach aims to find them.
    13 July 2016
  • Science and cycling
    During the sport's biggest month of the year, MagLab staffers talk about how biking enhances their life — and their science.
    1 July 2016
  • Small wonders
    Science in a tight space requires ingenuity, tenacity and a really good pair of tweezers.
    23 June 2016
  • When scientists go on vacation
    Time off from the lab can recharge batteries, inspire new insights and give the brain a break — even when a little science sneaks in.
    14 June 2016
  • Sustainable science
    At the National MagLab, we believe in renewable, responsible science. Research conducted in high magnetic fields leads to materials and energy solutions that could have lasting impact on our world economy and ecosystem.
    22 April 2016
  • New approach to building magnets yields new world record
    No insulation? No problem! In fact, by challenging the conventions of magnet making, MagLab engineers created a first-of-its-kind magnet that has only just begun to make records.
    11 April 2016
  • Behind Laura Greene
    Hired in 2015 as chief scientist, this eminent physicist brings a dynamic array of talents to the MagLab.
    6 April 2016
  • MagLab researcher wins $2.5 million NIH award
    Physicist Huan-Xiang Zhou receives grant as part of the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA).
    30 March 2016
  • What's luck got to do with it?
    When it comes to science, can fortune tip the scales?
    17 March 2016
Last modified on 30 March 2016