Fact Sheet

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) is the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world. Here are some other important things to know about our unique, world-record lab.

The MagLab is devoted primarily to cutting-edge basic research related to materials, energy and life.

The MagLab is made up of seven facilities across three sites, our headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida, the University of Florida in Gainesville and Los Alamos National Field Laboratory in New Mexico.

Every year, about 1,400 scientists and engineers travel here from around the world to use our unique, world-record magnets with the assistance of our expert staff.

Research conducted at the MagLab generate hundreds of articles a year in scientific, peer-reviewed publications. In 2014, MagLab research generated 452 known articles.

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

The MagLab leads the world in designing and building research magnets, using both conventional and novel materials.

In addition to enabling ground-breaking basic science, the MagLab is dedicated to helping grow future generations of scientists and engineers through its extensive educational outreach programs and events.

Other facts:

  • Number of employees: 743
  • Annual operating budget: $48.4 million
  • Year founded: 1994
  • Number of world records: 14
  • Number of patents awarded to the lab (through 2014): 43


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Last modified on 24 May 2016