Interdisciplinary Research

At the MagLab, we believe the most important innovations go beyond the boundaries of scientific discipline.

Our interdisciplinary research environment brings together scientists from across the spectrum – from physics to biology, chemistry to engineering – to explore fundamental questions about materials, energy and life with the help of the world’s highest magnetic fields. As seen in the below graph, all of our user facilities host scientists from numerous disciplines.

2015 MagLab users by discipline for each facility

Graph of research at the lab by discipline

Many of the world’s materials, energy and life challenges are bigger than one scientific discipline can solve. Cancer, for example, transcends biology and global energy needs go beyond the scope of engineering or physics alone.

Under the roof of our nearly 400,000-square-foot headquarters and across our three sites, the MagLab encourages collaboration between our international user community and talented in-house researchers to produce exciting discoveries.

Staff scientists and researchers who use MagLab facilities publish their findings in a wide range of prestigious journals that illustrates the broad scientific impact of our facility. Dozens of journals are on that list, including:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysical Journal
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Cryogenics
  • IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • Nature
  • NeuroImage
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Protein Science
  • Science
  • Superconductor Science and Technology
Last modified on 27 June 2016