News

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20 February 2017

MagLab rolls out red carpet for science at Open House

Featuring 100 demonstrations, the 2017 Open House will showcase the drama, romance and mystery of science.

24 January 2017

Mini magnet packs world-record, one-two punch

Game-changing technology may hold the key to ever-stronger magnets needed by scientists.

14 December 2016

MagLab chemist elected to National Academy of Inventors

Alan Marshall has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

7 December 2016

MagLab chemist honored for research

A MagLab chemist has won a prestigious award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that recognizes promising female scientists in the early stages of their career.

21 November 2016

MagLab trio named AAAS fellows

The physicists have been recognized for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

9 November 2016

National MagLab racks up new record with hybrid magnet

Combining tremendous strength with a high-quality field, the MagLab’s newest instrument promises big advances in interdisciplinary research.

10 October 2016

Enhancing the superconducting properties of an iron-based material

Scientists pioneer method that enables material to carry more electrical current without resistance at a higher temperature.

28 September 2016

Funding to add x-rays to MagLab's research mix

A new x-ray instrument will become the strongest of its kind thanks to the power of the MagLab’s flagship split helix magnet.

22 September 2016

New grant taps into MagLab's educational expertise

A new three-year, $1.2 million grant will change the way girls are taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in informal educational settings around the country.

25 August 2016

MagLab chemist explores outer regions of periodic table

Probing the cryptic last row of the periodic table, MagLab scientists uncover secrets of the highly radioactive element berkelium.

18 August 2016

Best Research of 2015

A lot of great science happens at the National MagLab every year. Here’s a list of the best interdisciplinary research enabled by our world-record magnets in 2015.

19 July 2016

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.

11 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.

30 March 2016

MagLab researcher wins $2.5 million NIH award

Physicist Huan-Xiang Zhou receives grant as part of the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA).

16 March 2016

New strategy helps quantum bits stay on task

Findings published today in Nature may advance the era of quantum computers.

15 March 2016

MagLab chemist honored for high-impact invention

Trailblazer for Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance joins the ranks of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison.

19 February 2016

New research offers exciting answers to a physics mystery

Team opens new path for understanding hidden order.

28 January 2016

MagLab leader selected to achieve national STEM diversity goals

Roxanne Hughes is working to address the production, retention and career development of female physicists.

22 January 2016

MagLab director honored for excellence in service to physics

Greg Boebinger has been recognized for his work to advance physics across the region and nation.

4 December 2015

MagLab users observe new type of fractional quantum Hall effect

New kind of quantum Hall state observed in graphene superlattices.